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Title: Photovoltaic assemblies and methods for transporting

Abstract

A PV assembly including framework, PV laminate(s), and a stiffening device. The framework includes a perimeter frame at least 10 feet in length and at least 5 feet in width. The PV laminate(s) are assembled to the perimeter frame to define a receiving zone having a depth of not more than 8 inches. The stiffening device is associated with the framework and is configured to provide a first state and a second state. In the first state, an entirety of the stiffening device is maintained within the receiving zone. In the second state, at least a portion of the stiffening device projects from the receiving zone. The stiffening device enhances a stiffness of the PV assembly in a plane of the perimeter frame, and can include rods defining truss structures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150072
Patent Number(s):
8,793,942
Application Number:
13/908,336
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jun 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Almy, Charles, Campbell, Matt, Sandler, Reuben, Wares, Brian, and Wayman, Elizabeth. Photovoltaic assemblies and methods for transporting. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Almy, Charles, Campbell, Matt, Sandler, Reuben, Wares, Brian, & Wayman, Elizabeth. Photovoltaic assemblies and methods for transporting. United States.
Almy, Charles, Campbell, Matt, Sandler, Reuben, Wares, Brian, and Wayman, Elizabeth. Tue . "Photovoltaic assemblies and methods for transporting". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1150072.
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abstractNote = {A PV assembly including framework, PV laminate(s), and a stiffening device. The framework includes a perimeter frame at least 10 feet in length and at least 5 feet in width. The PV laminate(s) are assembled to the perimeter frame to define a receiving zone having a depth of not more than 8 inches. The stiffening device is associated with the framework and is configured to provide a first state and a second state. In the first state, an entirety of the stiffening device is maintained within the receiving zone. In the second state, at least a portion of the stiffening device projects from the receiving zone. The stiffening device enhances a stiffness of the PV assembly in a plane of the perimeter frame, and can include rods defining truss structures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
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