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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 Tech Research Corp., Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576424
Patent Number(s):
10,396,704
Application Number:
15/689,333
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005441
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Aug 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Goodman, Joseph Neal, and Al-Haddad, Tristan Farris. Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Goodman, Joseph Neal, & Al-Haddad, Tristan Farris. Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods. United States.
Goodman, Joseph Neal, and Al-Haddad, Tristan Farris. Tue . "Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576424.
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author = {Goodman, Joseph Neal and Al-Haddad, Tristan Farris},
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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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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Metal truss
patent-application, April 2005


Support system for solar panels
patent-application, September 2011


Photovoltaic Module Mounting System
patent-application, June 2012


Solar Collector Module
patent-application, August 2012


Solar Panel Mounting Structure
patent-application, February 2015