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Title: Photovoltaic device assembly and method

The present invention is premised upon a connector device and method that can more easily electrically connect a plurality of PV arrays and/or locate these arrays upon a building or structure. It also can optionally provide some additional components (e.g. a bypass diode and/or an indicator means) and can enhance the serviceability of the array.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1221875
Assignee:
Dow Global Technologies LLC (Midland, MI) GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,147,786
Application Number:
12/989,743
Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17054
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 May 01
Research Org:
Dow Global Technologies LLC, Midland, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

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