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Title: Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods

Abstract

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a solar panel truss mounting system comprising a base and a truss assembly coupled to the base. The truss assembly comprises a first panel rail mount, second panel rail mount parallel to the first panel rail mount, base rail mount parallel to the first and second panel rail mounts, and a plurality of support members. A first portion of the plurality of support members extends between the first and second panel rail mounts. A second portion of the plurality of support members extends between the first panel rail mount and the base rail mount. A third portion of the plurality of support members extends between the second panel rail mount and the base rail mount. The system can further comprise a plurality of connectors for coupling a plurality of photovoltaic solar panels to the truss assembly.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1418789
Patent Number(s):
9882524
Application Number:
15/069,326
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA); Radiance Solar, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005441
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Mar 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Al-Haddad, Tristan Farris, Cavieres, Andres, Gentry, Russell, Goodman, Joseph, Nolan, Wade, Pitelka, Taylor, Rahimzadeh, Keyan, Brooks, Bradley, Lohr, Joshua, Crooks, Ryan, Porges, Jamie, and Rubin, Daniel. Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Al-Haddad, Tristan Farris, Cavieres, Andres, Gentry, Russell, Goodman, Joseph, Nolan, Wade, Pitelka, Taylor, Rahimzadeh, Keyan, Brooks, Bradley, Lohr, Joshua, Crooks, Ryan, Porges, Jamie, & Rubin, Daniel. Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods. United States.
Al-Haddad, Tristan Farris, Cavieres, Andres, Gentry, Russell, Goodman, Joseph, Nolan, Wade, Pitelka, Taylor, Rahimzadeh, Keyan, Brooks, Bradley, Lohr, Joshua, Crooks, Ryan, Porges, Jamie, and Rubin, Daniel. Tue . "Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418789.
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abstractNote = {An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a solar panel truss mounting system comprising a base and a truss assembly coupled to the base. The truss assembly comprises a first panel rail mount, second panel rail mount parallel to the first panel rail mount, base rail mount parallel to the first and second panel rail mounts, and a plurality of support members. A first portion of the plurality of support members extends between the first and second panel rail mounts. A second portion of the plurality of support members extends between the first panel rail mount and the base rail mount. A third portion of the plurality of support members extends between the second panel rail mount and the base rail mount. The system can further comprise a plurality of connectors for coupling a plurality of photovoltaic solar panels to the truss assembly.},
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