By Nico Wöhrle; Elmar Lohmüller; Max Mittag; Anamaria Moldovan; Puzant Baliozian; Tobias Fellmeth; Karin Krauss; Achim Kraft; Ralf Preu
The first appearance of a shingled solar cell interconnection pattern (see Fig. 1) dates back to 1956 with a US patent filed by Dickson  for Hoffman Electronics Corporation, which is just two years after the first publication of a silicon solar cell by Chapin et al. . In the years that followed, further patents were filed containing concepts of shingling solar cells serving various module designs and applications – for example, Nielsen  for Nokia Bell Labs, Myer  for Hughes Aircraft Company, Baron  for Trw Inc, Gochermann and Soll  for Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG, Yang et al.
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