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Title: Fire resistant PV shingle assembly

Abstract

A fire resistant PV shingle assembly includes a PV assembly, including PV body, a fire shield and a connection member connecting the fire shield below the PV body, and a support and inter-engagement assembly. The support and inter-engagement assembly is mounted to the PV assembly and comprises a vertical support element, supporting the PV assembly above a support surface, an upper interlock element, positioned towards the upper PV edge, and a lower interlock element, positioned towards the lower PV edge. The upper interlock element of one PV shingle assembly is inter-engageable with the lower interlock element of an adjacent PV shingle assembly. In some embodiments the PV shingle assembly may comprise a ventilation path below the PV body. The PV body may be slidably mounted to the connection member to facilitate removal of the PV body.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sunpower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176485
Patent Number(s):
8,276,329
Application Number:
11/140,261
Assignee:
Sunpower Corporation OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Lenox, Carl J. Fire resistant PV shingle assembly. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Lenox, Carl J. Fire resistant PV shingle assembly. United States.
Lenox, Carl J. Tue . "Fire resistant PV shingle assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176485.
@article{osti_1176485,
title = {Fire resistant PV shingle assembly},
author = {Lenox, Carl J.},
abstractNote = {A fire resistant PV shingle assembly includes a PV assembly, including PV body, a fire shield and a connection member connecting the fire shield below the PV body, and a support and inter-engagement assembly. The support and inter-engagement assembly is mounted to the PV assembly and comprises a vertical support element, supporting the PV assembly above a support surface, an upper interlock element, positioned towards the upper PV edge, and a lower interlock element, positioned towards the lower PV edge. The upper interlock element of one PV shingle assembly is inter-engageable with the lower interlock element of an adjacent PV shingle assembly. In some embodiments the PV shingle assembly may comprise a ventilation path below the PV body. The PV body may be slidably mounted to the connection member to facilitate removal of the PV body.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}

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