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Title: Photovoltaic module mounting clip with integral grounding

Abstract

An electrically conductive mounting/grounding clip, for use with a photovoltaic assembly of the type having an electrically conductive frame, comprises an electrically conductive body. The body has a central portion and first and second spaced-apart arms extending generally perpendicular to the central portion. Each arm has an outer portion with each outer portion having an outer end. At least one frame surface-disrupting element is at each outer end. The central portion defines a plane with the frame surface-disrupting elements pointing towards the plane. In some examples each arm extends from the central portion at an acute angle to the plane.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sunpower Corporation, Systems, Richmond, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176185
Patent Number(s):
7435134
Application Number:
11/681,972
Assignee:
Sunpower Corporation, Systems
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01R - ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Lenox, Carl J. Photovoltaic module mounting clip with integral grounding. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Lenox, Carl J. Photovoltaic module mounting clip with integral grounding. United States.
Lenox, Carl J. Tue . "Photovoltaic module mounting clip with integral grounding". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176185.
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title = {Photovoltaic module mounting clip with integral grounding},
author = {Lenox, Carl J.},
abstractNote = {An electrically conductive mounting/grounding clip, for use with a photovoltaic assembly of the type having an electrically conductive frame, comprises an electrically conductive body. The body has a central portion and first and second spaced-apart arms extending generally perpendicular to the central portion. Each arm has an outer portion with each outer portion having an outer end. At least one frame surface-disrupting element is at each outer end. The central portion defines a plane with the frame surface-disrupting elements pointing towards the plane. In some examples each arm extends from the central portion at an acute angle to the plane.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {10}
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