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Title: Apparatus for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings

Abstract

Rectangular photovoltaic (PV) modules are mounted on a building roof by mounting stands that are distributed in rows and columns. Each stand comprises a base plate and first and second different height brackets attached to opposite ends of the base plate. Each first and second bracket comprises two module-support members. One end of each module is pivotally attached to and supported by a first module-support member of a first bracket and a second module-support member of another first bracket. At its other end each module rests on but is connected by flexible tethers to module-support members of two different second brackets. The tethers are sized to allow the modules to pivot up away from the module-support members on which they rest to a substantially horizontal position in response to wind uplift forces.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Lincoln, MA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Schott Solar, Inc. (Billerica, MA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1013667
Patent Number(s):
7,574,842
Application Number:
11/243,758
Assignee:
Schott Solar, Inc. (Billerica, MA) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
NDO-2-30628-05
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Russell, Miles C. Apparatus for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Russell, Miles C. Apparatus for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings. United States.
Russell, Miles C. Tue . "Apparatus for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1013667.
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title = {Apparatus for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings},
author = {Russell, Miles C},
abstractNote = {Rectangular photovoltaic (PV) modules are mounted on a building roof by mounting stands that are distributed in rows and columns. Each stand comprises a base plate and first and second different height brackets attached to opposite ends of the base plate. Each first and second bracket comprises two module-support members. One end of each module is pivotally attached to and supported by a first module-support member of a first bracket and a second module-support member of another first bracket. At its other end each module rests on but is connected by flexible tethers to module-support members of two different second brackets. The tethers are sized to allow the modules to pivot up away from the module-support members on which they rest to a substantially horizontal position in response to wind uplift forces.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
}

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