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Title: Apparatus and method for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings

Abstract

Rectangular PV modules (6) are mounted on a building roof (4) by mounting stands that are distributed in rows and columns. Each stand comprises a base plate (10) that rests on the building roof (4) and first and second brackets (12, 14) of different height attached to opposite ends of the base plate (10). Each bracket (12, 14) has dual members for supporting two different PV modules (6), and each PV module (6) has a mounting pin (84) adjacent to each of its four corners. Each module (6) is supported by attachment of two of its mounting pins (84) to different first brackets (12), whereby the modules (6) and their supporting stands are able to resist uplift forces resulting from high velocity winds without the base plates (10) being physically attached to the supporting roof structure (4). Preferably the second brackets (14) have a telescoping construction that permits their effective height to vary from less than to substantially the same as that of the first brackets (12).

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Lincoln, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985360
Patent Number(s):
7,435,897
Application Number:
10/506,145
Assignee:
Schott Solar, Inc. (Billerica, MA)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Russell, Miles Clayton. Apparatus and method for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Russell, Miles Clayton. Apparatus and method for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings. United States.
Russell, Miles Clayton. Tue . "Apparatus and method for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985360.
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title = {Apparatus and method for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings},
author = {Russell, Miles Clayton},
abstractNote = {Rectangular PV modules (6) are mounted on a building roof (4) by mounting stands that are distributed in rows and columns. Each stand comprises a base plate (10) that rests on the building roof (4) and first and second brackets (12, 14) of different height attached to opposite ends of the base plate (10). Each bracket (12, 14) has dual members for supporting two different PV modules (6), and each PV module (6) has a mounting pin (84) adjacent to each of its four corners. Each module (6) is supported by attachment of two of its mounting pins (84) to different first brackets (12), whereby the modules (6) and their supporting stands are able to resist uplift forces resulting from high velocity winds without the base plates (10) being physically attached to the supporting roof structure (4). Preferably the second brackets (14) have a telescoping construction that permits their effective height to vary from less than to substantially the same as that of the first brackets (12).},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {10}
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