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Title: Photovoltaic module mounting system

Abstract

A solar array mounting system having unique installation, load distribution, and grounding features, and which is adaptable for mounting solar panels having no external frame. The solar array mounting system includes flexible, pedestal-style feet and structural links connected in a grid formation on the mounting surface. The photovoltaic modules are secured in place via the use of attachment clamps that grip the edge of the typically glass substrate. The panel mounting clamps are then held in place by tilt brackets and/or mid-link brackets that provide fixation for the clamps and align the solar panels at a tilt to the horizontal mounting surface. The tilt brackets are held in place atop the flexible feet and connected link members thus creating a complete mounting structure.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Fairfax, CA
  2. Oakland, CA
  3. San Rafael, CA
  4. Novato, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sunlink Corporation (San Rafael, CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1040873
Patent Number(s):
8,156,697
Application Number:
12/587,970
Assignee:
Sunlink Corporation (San Rafael, CA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17047
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Miros, Robert H. J., Mittan, Margaret Birmingham, Seery, Martin N, and Holland, Rodney H. Photovoltaic module mounting system. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Miros, Robert H. J., Mittan, Margaret Birmingham, Seery, Martin N, & Holland, Rodney H. Photovoltaic module mounting system. United States.
Miros, Robert H. J., Mittan, Margaret Birmingham, Seery, Martin N, and Holland, Rodney H. Tue . "Photovoltaic module mounting system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1040873.
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abstractNote = {A solar array mounting system having unique installation, load distribution, and grounding features, and which is adaptable for mounting solar panels having no external frame. The solar array mounting system includes flexible, pedestal-style feet and structural links connected in a grid formation on the mounting surface. The photovoltaic modules are secured in place via the use of attachment clamps that grip the edge of the typically glass substrate. The panel mounting clamps are then held in place by tilt brackets and/or mid-link brackets that provide fixation for the clamps and align the solar panels at a tilt to the horizontal mounting surface. The tilt brackets are held in place atop the flexible feet and connected link members thus creating a complete mounting structure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {4}
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