Patents Assigned to Hanwha Q.CELLS GmbH
  • Publication number: 20180339506
    Abstract: Printheads may be utilized to produce at least one gridline on an upper surface of a target substrate, in particular for producing a pattern for a solar cell structure, wherein the printheads may enable a printing in the forward and an opposite backward direction at the same time to, for example, increase the relative speed the printing procedure and to improve the screen or stencil printing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicants: Hanwha Q CELLS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
    Inventor: Viknesvaran Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10075128
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solar module and a method for manufacturing a solar module, wherein the solar module comprises at least one solar cell; at least two connection elements (3) for establishing an electrical connection to the at least one solar cell; a bypass component (4) which is connected with the connection elements (3) and a connection box (2), in which the bypass component (4) is provided, wherein the connection box (2) comprises a potting material (6) which covers at least partially the bypass component (4). According to the invention the connection box (2) comprises at least one connection area (7, 7a, 7b) which is free of potting material (6), wherein a bypass component (40) and/or another electronic component is connectable with the connection elements (3) using the connection area (7, 7a, 7b). The invention also relates to a method for repairing and/or retrofitting a solar module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Traeger, Robert Olyschlaeger, Marc Dewenter
  • Publication number: 20180145199
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solar module (1) comprising at least two solar cells (3, 5), wherein each of the solar cells (3, 5) comprises an upper end (21), a lower end (23) which is situated opposite the upper end (21), two opposite side ends (25, 27) and at least one busbar (11, 13) which extends from the first side end (25) to the opposite second side end (27) of the solar cell (3, 5), wherein at least one finger (7, 9) of the solar cell (3, 5) makes electrical contact with the busbar (11, 13), wherein at least one first busbar (11) of at least one first solar cell (3) is arranged at a first side end (25), which is situated opposite a second side end (27) of at least one second solar cell (5) which is arranged or can be arranged next to the first solar cell, at a first distance from the upper end (21) of the at least one first solar cell (3), and at least one second busbar (13) of the at least one second solar cell (5) is arranged at the second side end (27) at a second distance from the upper end (
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: HANWHA Q CELLS GMBH
    Inventors: Markus TRÄGER, Michael METTE, Andreas PFENNIG, Hans-Jürgen BÄCKER
  • Patent number: 9577119
    Abstract: A solar module with a front side surface and a rear side surface, has a front side encapsulation element which forms the front side surface of the solar module, a multiplicity of solar cells which are connected electrically to one another, a rear side encapsulation element which forms the rear side surface of the solar module with a rear side surface plane and has a polymer plastic film, and at least one plug-in device connecting to a complementary structure. The plug-in device is at least partially laminated into the rear side encapsulation element, in the region of an overlapping section, wherein the rear site encapsulation element has an opening and the plug-in device is arranged at least partially in the opening. The plug-in device projects beyond the rear side surface plane of the solar module by a maximum of 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HANWHA Q.CELLS GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Pfennig, Maximilian Scherff
  • Patent number: 9231125
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a semiconductor wafer, at least one dielectric layer arranged on the semiconductor wafer, a metal layer arranged on the dielectric layer, and a contact structure arranged in the dielectric layer such that the contact structure provides an electrical connection between the metal layer and the semiconductor wafer. The contact structure has at least one first structure having a minimum dimension and at least one second structure having a maximum dimension, wherein the minimum dimension and the maximum dimension are defined along a surface of the semiconductor wafer and the minimum dimension of the first structure is greater than the maximum dimension of the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: HANWHA Q CELLS GMBH
    Inventors: Andrey Stekolnikov, Robert Seguin, Maximilian Scherff, Peter Engelhart, Matthias Heimann, Til Bartel, Markus Träger, Max Köntopp
  • Publication number: 20140224316
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a semiconductor wafer, at least one dielectric layer arranged on the semiconductor wafer, a metal layer arranged on the dielectric layer, and a contact structure arranged in the dielectric layer such that the contact structure provides an electrical connection between the metal layer and the semiconductor wafer. The contact structure has at least one first structure having a minimum dimension and at least one second structure having a maximum dimension, wherein the minimum dimension and the maximum dimension are defined along a surface of the semiconductor wafer and the minimum dimension of the first structure is greater than the maximum dimension of the second structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: HANWHA Q CELLS GMBH
    Inventors: Andrey Stekolnikov, Robert Seguin, Maximilian Scherff, Peter Engelhart, Matthias Heimann, Til Bartel, Markus Trager, Max Kontopp
  • Patent number: 8680655
    Abstract: A process for producing a semiconductor device comprises the following process steps: provision of a semiconductor substrate (1); formation of a functional layer (2) on a semiconductor surface (11) of the semiconductor substrate (1); and production of at least one doped section (3) on the semiconductor surface (11) by driving a dopant into the semiconductor substrate (1) from the functional layer (2). The functional layer (2) is formed in such a way that it passivates the semiconductor surface (11), acting as a passivation layer upon completion of the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hanwha Q Cells GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Engelhart, Stefan Bordihn, Maximillian Scherff, Bernhard Kloter
  • Patent number: 8492240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solar-cell marking method comprising the steps of: providing a substrate with a substrate surface for producing a solar cell (1) that comprises an active zone (5); and producing at least one indentation (21, 31) in the substrate surface with the use of laser irradiation, wherein the at least one indentation (21, 31) forms a marking (2, 3) for marking the solar cell (1), and producing the indentation (21, 31) is carried out prior to carrying out a solar-cell manufacturing process or during carrying out a solar-cell manufacturing process. According to the invention the substrate is designed as a semiconductor wafer with a wafer surface, and the marking (2, 3) is positioned on the wafer surface such that the marking (2, 3) is in the active zone (5) of the solar cell (1) formed by the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Hanwha Q.CELLS GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Mueller, Toralf Patzlaff