United States Patent 3,546,542
December 8, 1970

Integrated High Voltage Solar Cell Panel
R.K. Riel
Krishan S. Tarneja
Frederick G. Erncik
Paul M. Kisinko

Filed January 30, 1967
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Abstract of the Disclosure

This invention relates to high voltage solar cell panels. A body of semiconductor material is employed as a continuous substrate upon which an epitaxial layer is grown. The epitaxial layer is divided into a plurality of isolated areas effectively resulting in individual solar cells. The solar cells are then electrically joined together by evaporated metal electrical contacts to form a high voltage solar cell panel.
Figure descriptions: cover graphic

  • Figures 1 through 3 are views of a body of semiconductor material being processed in accordance with the teachings of this invention.

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