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Title: Shingle assembly

Abstract

A barrier, such as a PV module, is secured to a base by a support to create a shingle assembly with a venting region defined between the barrier and base for temperature regulation. The first edge of one base may be interengageable with the second edge of an adjacent base to be capable of resisting first and second disengaging forces oriented perpendicular to the edges and along planes oriented parallel to and perpendicular to the base. A deflector may be used to help reduce wind uplift forces.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PowerLight Corporation, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176108
Patent Number(s):
7,178,295
Application Number:
10/078,918
Assignee:
PowerLight Corporation (Berkeley, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
FG03-99ER82862
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Dinwoodie, Thomas L. Shingle assembly. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Dinwoodie, Thomas L. Shingle assembly. United States.
Dinwoodie, Thomas L. Tue . "Shingle assembly". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176108.
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year = {Tue Feb 20 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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