Sunworks , a provider of solar power solutions, has announced that the Chinese Patent Office has granted a patent for the company’s 3-dimensional solar cell technology.
“An important part of Sunworks’ mission has always been to further the widespread adoption of solar power by deploying affordable, state-of-the-art systems and utilizing breakthrough solar technologies,” said Jim Nelson, CEO of Sunworks. “This patent strengthens the IP assets of Sunworks and demonstrates our commitment to innovation and further advances the viability of our unique and innovative technology.”
A request for patent was originally filed on October 11, 2011, and the official date of issuance was June 1, 2016. The Company has now received the Patent Certificate issued by the patent office in China and it has been announced in the Chinese Patent Gazette Issue No. CN 103415929 B. Titled Three-Dimensional Power Systems and Methods of Making Same, the new cell is able to collect sunlight from wider angles and cause light to bounce within its 3-dimensional microstructure. The process continues until the cell is fully absorbed, thereby maximizing the rate of conversion from sunlight to electricity.