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Title: Photovoltaic panel clamp

Abstract

A photovoltaic panel clamp includes an upper and lower section. The interface between the assembled clamp halves and the module edge is filled by a flexible gasket material, such as EPDM rubber. The gasket preferably has small, finger like protrusions that allow for easy insertion onto the module edge while being reversed makes it more difficult to remove them from the module once installed. The clamp includes mounting posts or an integral axle to engage a bracket. The clamp also may include a locking tongue to secure the clamp to a bracket.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Fairfax, CA
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Loss Altos Hills, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SunLink Corporation (San Rafael, CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1050874
Patent Number(s):
8191320
Application Number:
12/587,919
Assignee:
SunLink Corporation (San Rafael, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17047
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Mittan, Margaret Birmingham, Miros, Robert H. J., Brown, Malcolm P, and Stancel, Robert. Photovoltaic panel clamp. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Mittan, Margaret Birmingham, Miros, Robert H. J., Brown, Malcolm P, & Stancel, Robert. Photovoltaic panel clamp. United States.
Mittan, Margaret Birmingham, Miros, Robert H. J., Brown, Malcolm P, and Stancel, Robert. Tue . "Photovoltaic panel clamp". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1050874.
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title = {Photovoltaic panel clamp},
author = {Mittan, Margaret Birmingham and Miros, Robert H. J. and Brown, Malcolm P and Stancel, Robert},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic panel clamp includes an upper and lower section. The interface between the assembled clamp halves and the module edge is filled by a flexible gasket material, such as EPDM rubber. The gasket preferably has small, finger like protrusions that allow for easy insertion onto the module edge while being reversed makes it more difficult to remove them from the module once installed. The clamp includes mounting posts or an integral axle to engage a bracket. The clamp also may include a locking tongue to secure the clamp to a bracket.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}

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