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Title: Sensing, interlocking solar module system and installation method

Abstract

A solar module system is coupled directly to a fixed structure either individually or collectively as an array. Universal mounting brackets attached to the back of each solar panel module each connect to one or more other brackets of adjacent solar panels and/or to mounting feet that anchor to the fixed structure. Mounting brackets interlock with mounting brackets on adjacent solar modules and include a flexible snap coupling mechanism including a locking feature to selectively flexibly connect to and disconnect from other mounting brackets of adjacent solar panels.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Smash Solar, Inc., Richmond, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1494132
Patent Number(s):
10,135,386
Application Number:
14/521,245
Assignee:
Smash Solar, Inc. (Richmond, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006457
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Oct 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Goldberg, Neil, Tyler, Troy Douglas, and Johnson, David Mathew. Sensing, interlocking solar module system and installation method. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Goldberg, Neil, Tyler, Troy Douglas, & Johnson, David Mathew. Sensing, interlocking solar module system and installation method. United States.
Goldberg, Neil, Tyler, Troy Douglas, and Johnson, David Mathew. Tue . "Sensing, interlocking solar module system and installation method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1494132.
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title = {Sensing, interlocking solar module system and installation method},
author = {Goldberg, Neil and Tyler, Troy Douglas and Johnson, David Mathew},
abstractNote = {A solar module system is coupled directly to a fixed structure either individually or collectively as an array. Universal mounting brackets attached to the back of each solar panel module each connect to one or more other brackets of adjacent solar panels and/or to mounting feet that anchor to the fixed structure. Mounting brackets interlock with mounting brackets on adjacent solar modules and include a flexible snap coupling mechanism including a locking feature to selectively flexibly connect to and disconnect from other mounting brackets of adjacent solar panels.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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