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Title: Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules

Abstract

One embodiment relates to an arrangement of photovoltaic modules configured for transportation. The arrangement includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules, each photovoltaic module including a frame. A plurality of individual male alignment features and a plurality of individual female alignment features are included on each frame. Adjacent photovoltaic modules are interlocked by multiple individual male alignment features on a first module of the adjacent photovoltaic modules fitting into and being surrounded by corresponding individual female alignment features on a second module of the adjacent photovoltaic modules. Other embodiments, features and aspects are also disclosed.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1154741
Patent Number(s):
8,822,812
Application Number:
13/585,573
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Wares, Brian S. Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Wares, Brian S. Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules. United States.
Wares, Brian S. Tue . "Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1154741.
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abstractNote = {One embodiment relates to an arrangement of photovoltaic modules configured for transportation. The arrangement includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules, each photovoltaic module including a frame. A plurality of individual male alignment features and a plurality of individual female alignment features are included on each frame. Adjacent photovoltaic modules are interlocked by multiple individual male alignment features on a first module of the adjacent photovoltaic modules fitting into and being surrounded by corresponding individual female alignment features on a second module of the adjacent photovoltaic modules. Other embodiments, features and aspects are also disclosed.},
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year = {Tue Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Tue Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
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