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Title: Micro-inverter solar panel mounting

Abstract

Processes, systems, devices, and articles of manufacture are provided. Each may include adapting micro-inverters initially configured for frame-mounting to mounting on a frameless solar panel. This securement may include using an adaptive clamp or several adaptive clamps secured to a micro-inverter or its components, and using compressive forces applied directly to the solar panel to secure the adaptive clamp and the components to the solar panel. The clamps can also include compressive spacers and safeties for managing the compressive forces exerted on the solar panels. Friction zones may also be used for managing slipping between the clamp and the solar panel during or after installation. Adjustments to the clamps may be carried out through various means and by changing the physical size of the clamps themselves.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1241355
Patent Number(s):
9,253,935
Application Number:
13/751,376
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005341
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Morris, John, and Gilchrist, Phillip Charles. Micro-inverter solar panel mounting. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Morris, John, & Gilchrist, Phillip Charles. Micro-inverter solar panel mounting. United States.
Morris, John, and Gilchrist, Phillip Charles. Tue . "Micro-inverter solar panel mounting". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1241355.
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abstractNote = {Processes, systems, devices, and articles of manufacture are provided. Each may include adapting micro-inverters initially configured for frame-mounting to mounting on a frameless solar panel. This securement may include using an adaptive clamp or several adaptive clamps secured to a micro-inverter or its components, and using compressive forces applied directly to the solar panel to secure the adaptive clamp and the components to the solar panel. The clamps can also include compressive spacers and safeties for managing the compressive forces exerted on the solar panels. Friction zones may also be used for managing slipping between the clamp and the solar panel during or after installation. Adjustments to the clamps may be carried out through various means and by changing the physical size of the clamps themselves.},
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year = {Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 EST 2016},
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