Accession Number : ADD012579

Title :   Method of Bonding Protective Covers onto Solar Cells.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holt,James F

Report Date : 25 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A method for bonding a protective cover to a solar cell is described comprising the steps of depositing onto a substrate a metallic gridwork corresponding to that which surrounds and defines the active photovoltaic areas of the solar cell; overlaying a protective cover, such as of glass, in contact with the gridwork on the substrate, heating under light pressure to soften the cover and impress the gridwork into a surface of the cover, and removing the cover and gridwork assembly from the substrate; applying a thin metallic adherent layer and, optionally, a compatibility layer on the solar cell in configuration corresponding to that of the intended gridwork of the solar cell; overlaying the cover and gridwork assembly onto the solar cell with the gridwork aligned with the layer(s); and bonding the gridwork to the layer(s).

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ADHESIVE BONDING, *PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, *SOLAR CELLS, GRIDS, GROOVING, METALLIZING

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE