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Title: Support structure for solar module

Abstract

A solar module (2) comprising; (a) an active portion (4) and (b) a support portion (6), wherein the support portion (8) includes a plurality of reinforcement ribs (20) in a series of interconnected or partially interconnected patterns. The solar module (2) may include an intermediate portion (6C) acting as a structural interface between the active portion (4) and the support portion (6). The intermediate portion (6C) may include one or more gate locations (10, 12). The plurality of reinforcement ribs (20) may extend at an angle along the support portion (6) so that an effective modulus of the support portion (6) along a width direction is substantially equal to an effective modulus of the support portion (6) along a length direction.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Dow Global Technologies LLC, Midland, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576266
Patent Number(s):
10,432,134
Application Number:
14/786,083
Assignee:
Dow Global Technologies LLC (Midland, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005434
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Keenihan, James R., Lopez, Leonardo C., Yang, Kwanho, and Langmaid, Joseph A. Support structure for solar module. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Keenihan, James R., Lopez, Leonardo C., Yang, Kwanho, & Langmaid, Joseph A. Support structure for solar module. United States.
Keenihan, James R., Lopez, Leonardo C., Yang, Kwanho, and Langmaid, Joseph A. Tue . "Support structure for solar module". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576266.
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abstractNote = {A solar module (2) comprising; (a) an active portion (4) and (b) a support portion (6), wherein the support portion (8) includes a plurality of reinforcement ribs (20) in a series of interconnected or partially interconnected patterns. The solar module (2) may include an intermediate portion (6C) acting as a structural interface between the active portion (4) and the support portion (6). The intermediate portion (6C) may include one or more gate locations (10, 12). The plurality of reinforcement ribs (20) may extend at an angle along the support portion (6) so that an effective modulus of the support portion (6) along a width direction is substantially equal to an effective modulus of the support portion (6) along a length direction.},
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