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Title: Photovoltaic array mounting apparatus, systems, and methods

Abstract

A photovoltaic array, including: (a) supports laid out on a surface in rows and columns; (b) photovoltaic modules positioned on top of the supports; and (c) fasteners connecting the photovoltaic modules to the supports, wherein the supports have an upper pedestal surface and a lower pedestal surface such that the photovoltaic modules are positioned at a non-horizontal angle when edges of the photovoltaic modules are positioned on top of the upper and lower pedestal surfaces, and wherein a portion of the fasteners rotate to lock the photovoltaic modules onto the supports.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Zep Solar, LLC, San Rafael, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1178021
Patent Number(s):
9,003,729
Application Number:
14/308,954
Assignee:
Zep Solar, LLC (San Rafael, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005439
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

West, Jack Raymond, Atchley, Brian, Hudson, Tyrus Hawkes, and Johansen, Emil. Photovoltaic array mounting apparatus, systems, and methods. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
West, Jack Raymond, Atchley, Brian, Hudson, Tyrus Hawkes, & Johansen, Emil. Photovoltaic array mounting apparatus, systems, and methods. United States.
West, Jack Raymond, Atchley, Brian, Hudson, Tyrus Hawkes, and Johansen, Emil. 2015. "Photovoltaic array mounting apparatus, systems, and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1178021.
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abstractNote = {A photovoltaic array, including: (a) supports laid out on a surface in rows and columns; (b) photovoltaic modules positioned on top of the supports; and (c) fasteners connecting the photovoltaic modules to the supports, wherein the supports have an upper pedestal surface and a lower pedestal surface such that the photovoltaic modules are positioned at a non-horizontal angle when edges of the photovoltaic modules are positioned on top of the upper and lower pedestal surfaces, and wherein a portion of the fasteners rotate to lock the photovoltaic modules onto the supports.},
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