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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.:
SolarCity Corporation, San Mateo, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1234677
Patent Number(s):
9,231,517
Application Number:
14/593,430
Assignee:
SolarCity Corporation (San Mateo, CA) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005439
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jan 09
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., 2016. 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. Tue . "Photovoltaic array mounting apparatus, systems, and methods". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1234677.
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