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Title: Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector

Abstract

A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module, a deflector, and a clip. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes a support arm forming a seat. The deflector defines a front face and a rear face, with the clip extending from either the trailing frame member or the rear face of the deflector. In a mounted state, the deflector is nested within the seat and is releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip. In some embodiments, the support arm forms a second seat, with the PV module assembly providing a second mounted state in which the deflector is in a differing orientation/slope, nested within the second seat and releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1125008
Patent Number(s):
8,650,813
Application Number:
13/893,170
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 May 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Botkin, Jonathan, Graves, Simon, Danning, Matt, and Culligan, Matthew. Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Botkin, Jonathan, Graves, Simon, Danning, Matt, & Culligan, Matthew. Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector. United States.
Botkin, Jonathan, Graves, Simon, Danning, Matt, and Culligan, Matthew. Tue . "Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1125008.
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title = {Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector},
author = {Botkin, Jonathan and Graves, Simon and Danning, Matt and Culligan, Matthew},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module, a deflector, and a clip. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes a support arm forming a seat. The deflector defines a front face and a rear face, with the clip extending from either the trailing frame member or the rear face of the deflector. In a mounted state, the deflector is nested within the seat and is releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip. In some embodiments, the support arm forms a second seat, with the PV module assembly providing a second mounted state in which the deflector is in a differing orientation/slope, nested within the second seat and releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
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