US 9,813,018 B2
Solar cell apparatus
Chi Hong Park, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Seoul (KR)
Appl. No. 13/321,757
Filed by Chi Hong Park, Seoul (KR)
PCT Filed Sep. 30, 2010, PCT No. PCT/KR2010/006711
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Nov. 21, 2011,
PCT Pub. No. WO2011/040784, PCT Pub. Date Apr. 7, 2011.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2009-0093623 (KR), filed on Sep. 30, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2012/0174958 A1, Jul. 12, 2012
Int. Cl. H01L 31/042 (2014.01); H02S 40/34 (2014.01); H01L 31/02 (2006.01); H01L 31/048 (2014.01); H01L 31/044 (2014.01); H02S 30/10 (2014.01)
CPC H02S 40/34 (2014.12) [H01L 31/0201 (2013.01); H01L 31/044 (2014.12); H01L 31/048 (2013.01); H02S 30/10 (2014.12); Y02E 10/50 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A solar cell apparatus comprising:
a solar cell panel;
a junction box on the solar cell panel;
a third substrate provided below the solar cell panel; and
a frame surrounding the solar cell panel and the third substrate,
wherein the solar cell panel comprises:
a first substrate including a first region and a second region adjacent to the first region;
a plurality of solar cells in the first region; and
a second substrate disposed in the first region to expose the second region and disposed on the solar cells,
wherein the junction box is disposed in the second region and disposed on a lateral surface of the second substrate;
wherein the frame surrounds a lateral side of the solar cell panel, a lateral side of the third substrate, and a lateral side of the junction box,
wherein the junction box is surrounded by the first substrate, the second substrate, and the frame,
wherein the junction box is in direct contact with a top surface of the second region of the first substract,
wherein the junction box is in direct contact with an inner surface of the frame,
wherein the junction box is in direct contact with the lateral surface of the second substrate,
wherein the solar cells and the junction box are disposed on a same surface of the first substrate,
wherein the solar cells and the junction box are in direct contact with the same surface of the first substrate,
wherein inert gas is filled in space between the first substrate and the third substrate,
wherein the first substrate includes a soda lime glass,
wherein the second substrate includes a tempered glass,
wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are transparent,
wherein an area of a top surface of the second substrate is smaller an area of a top surface of the first substrate, and
wherein the plurality of solar cells is spaced apart from the inert gas.