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Title: Sensing, interlocking solar panel system and installation method

Abstract

A preassembled solar panel module includes a solar panel configured for receiving and converting solar radiation to produce electrical power. Multiple panel rails are coupled in preassembly to a backside surface of the solar panel, including at least two panel rails disposed halfway or more along opposing longest edges of the solar panel. Multiple snap connector components are each coupled to one of the at least two rails and are each configured to couple with a complimentary snap connector component of an adjacent preassembled solar panel module or of a wind deflector accessory, or both. One or more mounting feet are each coupled at a selected location to one of the at least two panel rails and are each configured for coupling at a selected location to a roof or to other sunlight receiving surface.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Smash Solar, Inc., Richmond, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632446
Patent Number(s):
10536108
Application Number:
15/748,653
Assignee:
Smash Solar, Inc. (Richmond, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02S - GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
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:  
EE0006457
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 07/27/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Goldberg, Neil, Tyler, Troy Douglas, Kim, Eugene, Davis, Bron, Schultz, David, Lopes Praca, Miguel Martinho, and Wolfe, John. Sensing, interlocking solar panel system and installation method. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Goldberg, Neil, Tyler, Troy Douglas, Kim, Eugene, Davis, Bron, Schultz, David, Lopes Praca, Miguel Martinho, & Wolfe, John. Sensing, interlocking solar panel system and installation method. United States.
Goldberg, Neil, Tyler, Troy Douglas, Kim, Eugene, Davis, Bron, Schultz, David, Lopes Praca, Miguel Martinho, and Wolfe, John. Tue . "Sensing, interlocking solar panel system and installation method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632446.
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title = {Sensing, interlocking solar panel system and installation method},
author = {Goldberg, Neil and Tyler, Troy Douglas and Kim, Eugene and Davis, Bron and Schultz, David and Lopes Praca, Miguel Martinho and Wolfe, John},
abstractNote = {A preassembled solar panel module includes a solar panel configured for receiving and converting solar radiation to produce electrical power. Multiple panel rails are coupled in preassembly to a backside surface of the solar panel, including at least two panel rails disposed halfway or more along opposing longest edges of the solar panel. Multiple snap connector components are each coupled to one of the at least two rails and are each configured to couple with a complimentary snap connector component of an adjacent preassembled solar panel module or of a wind deflector accessory, or both. One or more mounting feet are each coupled at a selected location to one of the at least two panel rails and are each configured for coupling at a selected location to a roof or to other sunlight receiving surface.},
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