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Title: Apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules

Abstract

Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic ("PV") modules are described. A saddle bracket has a mounting surface to support one or more PV modules over a tube, a gusset coupled to the mounting surface, and a mounting feature coupled to the gusset to couple to the tube. A grounding washer has a first portion to couple to a support; and a second portion coupled to the first portion to provide a ground path to a PV module. A PV system has a saddle bracket; a PV module over the saddle bracket; and a grounding washer coupled to the saddle bracket and the PV module. Saddle brackets can be coupled to a torque tube at predetermined locations. PV modules can be coupled to the saddle brackets.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1375925
Patent Number(s):
9,743,501
Application Number:
14/272,794
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Ciasulli, John, and Jones, Jason. Apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Ciasulli, John, & Jones, Jason. Apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules. United States.
Ciasulli, John, and Jones, Jason. Tue . "Apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375925.
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author = {Ciasulli, John and Jones, Jason},
abstractNote = {Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic ("PV") modules are described. A saddle bracket has a mounting surface to support one or more PV modules over a tube, a gusset coupled to the mounting surface, and a mounting feature coupled to the gusset to couple to the tube. A grounding washer has a first portion to couple to a support; and a second portion coupled to the first portion to provide a ground path to a PV module. A PV system has a saddle bracket; a PV module over the saddle bracket; and a grounding washer coupled to the saddle bracket and the PV module. Saddle brackets can be coupled to a torque tube at predetermined locations. PV modules can be coupled to the saddle brackets.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 22 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Aug 22 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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