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Title:
 
An Overview of Patent Application Data in Europe in the Field of Photovoltaics
 
Author(s):
 
A. Visentin, B.E. Sagol, M. Boero, C. K√∂nigstein
 
Keywords:
 
PV Patent Activity
 
Topic:
 
PV Economics, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: PV Economics and Markets
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.1.24
 
Pages:
 
2875 - 2878
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-7DV.1.24
 
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Document(s): paper
 

Abstract/Summary:


The present study is aimed at giving an update on patent activities in the photovoltaics (PV) field covering the past 45 years. In this study, the number of patent applications published during this time period, per year and for the whole period, in several of the most relevant solar cell technologies is analysed. Patent filing figures and the origin of patent applications are shown for the different types of solar cells including polymer and organic solar cells, and dye sensitized solar cells.