US 9,813,011 B2
Device for generating photovoltaic energy with blocks of cells
Ghislain Despesse, Saint Egreve (FR)
Assigned to COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, Paris (FR)
Appl. No. 14/124,527
Filed by Ghislain Despesse, Saint Egreve (FR)
PCT Filed Jun. 8, 2012, PCT No. PCT/EP2012/060884
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Dec. 6, 2013,
PCT Pub. No. WO2012/168426, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 13, 2012.
Claims priority of application No. 11 55018 (FR), filed on Jun. 8, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0109951 A1, Apr. 24, 2014
Int. Cl. H02N 6/00 (2006.01); H01L 31/042 (2014.01); H02S 10/00 (2014.01); H01L 31/02 (2006.01); H02S 50/00 (2014.01); H02J 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC H02S 10/00 (2013.01) [H01L 31/02021 (2013.01); H02J 1/00 (2013.01); H02S 50/00 (2013.01); Y02B 10/14 (2013.01); Y02E 10/50 (2013.01); Y10T 307/76 (2015.04)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. Photovoltaic energy generation device, comprising at least one brick consisting of:
(a) a lower terminal,
(b) an upper terminal,
(c) two cells arranged between the upper and lower terminals, each cell consisting of an elementary photovoltaic cell, and a storage element connected to terminals of the elementary photovoltaic cell,
(d) three cell switches which switch to connect said two cells at least one of in series and in parallel,
(e) first and second branches extending between the lower and upper terminals, wherein the first branch extends between the lower and upper terminals and consists of a cell connected to the upper terminal and a first of the three cell switches connected to the lower terminal, wherein the second branch extends between the lower and upper terminals and consists of a second of the three cell switches connected to the upper terminal and a cell connected to the lower terminal, and
(f) a transverse branch consisting of a third of the three cell switches linking respectively intermediate terminals, disposed between the cell and the cell switch, of each of the first and second branches.