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Title: Photovoltaic sheathing element with a flexible connector assembly

The present invention is premised upon an assembly including at least a photovoltaic sheathing element capable of being affixed on a building structure, the sheathing element including at least: a photovoltaic cell assembly, a body portion attached to one or more portions of the photovoltaic cell assembly; at least a first and a second connector assembly disposed on opposing sides of the sheathing element and capable of directly or indirectly electrically connecting the photovoltaic cell assembly to at least two adjoining devices that are affixed to the building structure and wherein at least one of the connector assemblies includes a flexible portion; one or more connector pockets disposed in the body portion the pockets capable of receiving at least a portion of the connector assembly.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1261600
Assignee:
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Midland, MI) GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,391,223
Application Number:
14/004,444
Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17054
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Mar 22
Research Org:
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Midland, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

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Method for forming photovoltaic cells employing multinary semiconductor films
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