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Title: Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules

Abstract

One embodiment relates to an arrangement of photovoltaic modules configured for transportation. The arrangement includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules, each photovoltaic module including a frame having at least a top member and a bottom member. A plurality of alignment features are included on the top member of each frame, and a plurality of alignment features are included on the bottom member of each frame. Adjacent photovoltaic modules are interlocked by the alignment features on the top member of a lower module fitting together with the alignment features on the bottom member of an upper module. Other embodiments, features and aspects are also disclosed.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1078297
Patent Number(s):
8258395
Application Number:
12/392,076
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
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:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Wares, Brian S. Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Wares, Brian S. Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules. United States.
Wares, Brian S. Tue . "Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1078297.
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abstractNote = {One embodiment relates to an arrangement of photovoltaic modules configured for transportation. The arrangement includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules, each photovoltaic module including a frame having at least a top member and a bottom member. A plurality of alignment features are included on the top member of each frame, and a plurality of alignment features are included on the bottom member of each frame. Adjacent photovoltaic modules are interlocked by the alignment features on the top member of a lower module fitting together with the alignment features on the bottom member of an upper module. Other embodiments, features and aspects are also disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
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