Solar cell module having improved flexibility

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PATENT NO 5998729
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09058559

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A solar cell module comprising a cell block sealed by a sealing resin, said cell block comprising a plurality of solar cells electrically connected with each other by an electrically conductive connection material, characterized in that a sliding material having a property of not bonding to said electrically conductive connection material but bonding to said sealing resin is interposed between said electrically conductive connection material and said sealing resin.

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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO44623

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fukae, Kimitoshi Nara, JP 51 2159
Itoyama, Shigenori Nara, JP 42 1333
Makita, Hidehisa Kyotanabe, JP 30 852
Shiomi, Satoru Kyotanabe, JP 20 545

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