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Title: Apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules

Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic ("PV") modules are described. A saddle bracket has a mounting surface to support one or more PV modules over a tube, a gusset coupled to the mounting surface, and a mounting feature coupled to the gusset to couple to the tube. A grounding washer has a first portion to couple to a support; and a second portion coupled to the first portion to provide a ground path to a PV module. A PV system has a saddle bracket; a PV module over the saddle bracket; and a grounding washer coupled to the saddle bracket and the PV module. Saddle brackets can be coupled to a torque tube at predetermined locations. PV modules can be coupled to the saddle brackets.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1375925
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,743,501
Application Number:
14/272,794
Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 08
Research Org:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

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