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Title: Supported PV module assembly

Abstract

A supported PV assembly may include a PV module comprising a PV panel and PV module supports including module supports having a support surface supporting the module, a module registration member engaging the PV module to properly position the PV module on the module support, and a mounting element. In some embodiments the PV module registration members engage only the external surfaces of the PV modules at the corners. In some embodiments the assembly includes a wind deflector with ballast secured to a least one of the PV module supports and the wind deflector. An array of the assemblies can be secured to one another at their corners to prevent horizontal separation of the adjacent corners while permitting the PV modules to flex relative to one another so to permit the array of PV modules to follow a contour of the support surface.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176520
Patent Number(s):
8,558,101
Application Number:
11/616,575
Assignee:
Sunpower Corporation
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006 Dec 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Mascolo, Gianluigi, Taggart, David F., Botkin, Jonathan D., and Edgett, Christopher S. Supported PV module assembly. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Mascolo, Gianluigi, Taggart, David F., Botkin, Jonathan D., & Edgett, Christopher S. Supported PV module assembly. United States.
Mascolo, Gianluigi, Taggart, David F., Botkin, Jonathan D., and Edgett, Christopher S. Tue . "Supported PV module assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176520.
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title = {Supported PV module assembly},
author = {Mascolo, Gianluigi and Taggart, David F. and Botkin, Jonathan D. and Edgett, Christopher S.},
abstractNote = {A supported PV assembly may include a PV module comprising a PV panel and PV module supports including module supports having a support surface supporting the module, a module registration member engaging the PV module to properly position the PV module on the module support, and a mounting element. In some embodiments the PV module registration members engage only the external surfaces of the PV modules at the corners. In some embodiments the assembly includes a wind deflector with ballast secured to a least one of the PV module supports and the wind deflector. An array of the assemblies can be secured to one another at their corners to prevent horizontal separation of the adjacent corners while permitting the PV modules to flex relative to one another so to permit the array of PV modules to follow a contour of the support surface.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {10}
}

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