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SunPower Patent Grants

Passivation of light-receiving surfaces of solar cells with high energy gap (EG) materials

Patent Number 9825191 - November 21, 2017

Methods of passivating light-receiving surfaces of solar cells with high energy gap (Eg) materials, and the resulting solar cells, are…

Converter topologies for common mode voltage reduction

Patent Number 9825556 - November 21, 2017

An inverter includes a three-winding transformer, a DC-AC inverter electrically coupled to the first winding of the transformer, a…

Bonds for solar cell metallization

Patent Number 9818903 - November 14, 2017

A solar cell can include a substrate and a semiconductor region disposed in or above the substrate. The solar cell can also include a…

Systemic optimization of photovoltaic apparatus

Patent Number 9819182 - November 14, 2017

A photovoltaic system may include a first photovoltaic component having local power optimization functionality to process power at a first…

Support for solar energy collection

Patent Number 9819301 - November 14, 2017

A solar energy collection system can include support devices made with bearings. Such bearings can include an inner partially toroidal surface…

SunPower Patent Applications

TRENCH PROCESS AND STRUCTURE FOR BACKSIDE CONTACT SOLAR CELLS WITH POLYSILICON DOPED REGIONS

Application Number 20170330988 - November 16, 2017

A solar cell includes polysilicon P-type and N-type doped regions on a backside of a substrate, such as a silicon wafer. A trench structure…

EPITAXIAL SILICON SOLAR CELLS WITH MOISTURE BARRIER

Application Number 20170309759 - October 26, 2017

A thin epitaxial silicon solar cell includes one or more layers of doped oxides on the backside. A silicon nitride layer that serves as a…

AUTOMATED COMMISSIONING AND INSPECTION FOR PV SYSTEMS

Application Number 20170288599 - October 5, 2017

An electric system includes a local power controller and solar panel system that includes a plurality of solar modules on one or more branch…

MODULE LEVEL SOLUTION TO SOLAR CELL POLARIZATION USING AN ENCAPSULANT WITH OPENED UV TRANSMISSION CURVE

Application Number 20170271538 - September 21, 2017

A solar cell module includes interconnected solar cells, a transparent cover over the front sides of the solar cells, and a backsheet on the…

PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL AND LAMINATE METALLIZATION

Application Number 20170250297 - August 31, 2017

A photovoltaic laminate is disclosed. Embodiments include placing a first encapsulant on a substantially transparent layer that includes a…

SunPower Federal Litigation Filings

Morris v. SunPower Corp. et al

California Northern District Court - August 4, 2017

Mirion Technologies (Canberra), Inc. v. Sunpower, Inc. There are opinions or orders for this case

Ohio Southern District Court - July 31, 2017

Salyers et al v. Badalamente et al There are opinions or orders for this case

California Northern District Court - December 14, 2016

Parabolic Solar Technologies, LLC v. Sunpower Corporation

Delaware District Court - November 2, 2016

Brenner v. Werner et al There are opinions or orders for this case

California Northern District Court - October 17, 2016

SunPower Federal District Court Decisions

Mirion Technologies (Canberra), Inc. v. Sunpower, Inc.

Ohio Southern District Court - November 6, 2017

OPINION AND ORDER denying 2 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge James L. Graham on 11/6/2017. (ds)

In Re Sunpower Corporation Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - August 28, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE 83 Scheduling. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 8/28/17. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/28/2017)

SolarCity Corporation v. SunPower Corporation et al

California Northern District Court - May 4, 2017

Order by Hon. Lucy H. Koh Granting 51 Partial Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice.(lhklc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/4/2017)

In Re Sunpower Corporation Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - February 23, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE 56 CONTINUING DATE FOR FILING OF CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINT AND MODIFYING BRIEFING SCHEDULE. Signed by Judge Richard…

In Re Sunpower Corporation Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - January 13, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE 53 (1) ESTABLISHING MASTER CASE FILE; (2) SETTING DATE FOR FILING OF CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINT AND BRIEFING SCHEDULE;…

SunPower State Court Decisions

SunPower Corporation v. United States

United States US Court of International Trade - July 21, 2017

In Re SunPower Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation

California California Northern District Court - December 27, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 12/27/16. (cl, COURT…

Bristow v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - November 9, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/9/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on…

Patel v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - October 14, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER granting motion to relate cases 16-04710 RS, 16-04915 WHO, 16-05312 NC, 16-05381 NC. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on…

Bristow v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - October 14, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE CASES 16-04710 RS, 16-04915 WHO, 16-05312 NC, 16-05381 NC. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on…

SunPower Federal Appellate Court Decisions

SunPower Corporation v. United States

US Court of International Trade - July 21, 2017

SunPower Corp. v. United States

U.S. Court of International Trade - June 8, 2016

SunPower Corp. v. United States

U.S. Court of International Trade - December 30, 2015