Method for making a curved solar panel for an automobile

  • US 5,149,351 A
  • Filed: 07/22/1991
  • Issued: 09/22/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of making a curved solar panel for an automobile, comprising the steps of:

  • heating a glass sheet;

    coating a transparent electroconductive film on one side of said glass sheet;

    heating and bending the coated glass sheet so as to make the coated surface concave while limiting the rise of the resistance value of said transparent electroconductive film;

    forming a photoelectric conversion layer on said transparent electroconductive film on the concave surface of the glass sheet;

    forming a back electrode on said photoelectric conversion layer so that electricity can be taken out between said transparent electroconductive film and the back electrode;

    forming a protective layer on the photoelectric conversion layer which faces the inside of said automobile.

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