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Title: Stabilized PV system

Abstract

A stabilized PV system comprises an array of photovoltaic (PV) assemblies mounted to a support surface. Each PV assembly comprises a PV module and a support assembly securing the PV module to a position overlying the support surface. The array of modules is circumscribed by a continuous, belt-like perimeter assembly. Cross strapping, extending above, below or through the array, or some combination of above, below and through the array, secures a first position along the perimeter assembly to at least a second position along the perimeter assembly thereby stabilizing the array against wind uplift forces. The first and second positions may be on opposite sides on the array.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Piedmont, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology
OSTI Identifier:
874947
Patent Number(s):
6495750
Application Number:
09/902,464
Assignee:
PowerLight Corporation (Berkeley, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
ZAX-8-17647-12
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
stabilized; pv; array; photovoltaic; assemblies; mounted; support; surface; assembly; module; securing; position; overlying; modules; circumscribed; continuous; belt-like; perimeter; strapping; extending; below; combination; secures; stabilizing; wind; uplift; forces; positions; opposite; support assembly; support surface; /136/52/257/

Citation Formats

Dinwoodie, Thomas L. Stabilized PV system. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Dinwoodie, Thomas L. Stabilized PV system. United States.
Dinwoodie, Thomas L. Tue . "Stabilized PV system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874947.
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title = {Stabilized PV system},
author = {Dinwoodie, Thomas L.},
abstractNote = {A stabilized PV system comprises an array of photovoltaic (PV) assemblies mounted to a support surface. Each PV assembly comprises a PV module and a support assembly securing the PV module to a position overlying the support surface. The array of modules is circumscribed by a continuous, belt-like perimeter assembly. Cross strapping, extending above, below or through the array, or some combination of above, below and through the array, secures a first position along the perimeter assembly to at least a second position along the perimeter assembly thereby stabilizing the array against wind uplift forces. The first and second positions may be on opposite sides on the array.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {12}
}

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