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Title: PV module mounting method and mounting assembly

Abstract

A method for mounting PV modules to a deck includes selecting PV module layout pattern so that adjacent PV module edges are spaced apart. PV mounting and support assemblies are secured to the deck according to the layout pattern using fasteners extending into the deck. The PV modules are placed on the PV mounting and support assemblies. Retaining elements are located over and secured against the upper peripheral edge surfaces of the PV modules so to secure them to the deck with the peripheral edges of the PV modules spaced apart from the deck. In some examples a PV module mounting assembly, for use on a shingled deck, comprises flashing, a base mountable on the flashing, a deck-penetrating fastener engageable with the base and securable to the deck so to secure the flashing and the base to the shingled deck, and PV module mounting hardware securable to the base.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sunpower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176498
Patent Number(s):
8,424,255
Application Number:
11/776,316
Assignee:
Sunpower Corporation OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Jul 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Lenox, Carl J.S., and Johnson, Kurt M. PV module mounting method and mounting assembly. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Lenox, Carl J.S., & Johnson, Kurt M. PV module mounting method and mounting assembly. United States.
Lenox, Carl J.S., and Johnson, Kurt M. Tue . "PV module mounting method and mounting assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176498.
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title = {PV module mounting method and mounting assembly},
author = {Lenox, Carl J.S. and Johnson, Kurt M.},
abstractNote = {A method for mounting PV modules to a deck includes selecting PV module layout pattern so that adjacent PV module edges are spaced apart. PV mounting and support assemblies are secured to the deck according to the layout pattern using fasteners extending into the deck. The PV modules are placed on the PV mounting and support assemblies. Retaining elements are located over and secured against the upper peripheral edge surfaces of the PV modules so to secure them to the deck with the peripheral edges of the PV modules spaced apart from the deck. In some examples a PV module mounting assembly, for use on a shingled deck, comprises flashing, a base mountable on the flashing, a deck-penetrating fastener engageable with the base and securable to the deck so to secure the flashing and the base to the shingled deck, and PV module mounting hardware securable to the base.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Tue Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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