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Title: Photovoltaic assemblies and methods for transporting

A PV assembly including framework, PV laminate(s), and a stiffening device. The framework includes a perimeter frame at least 10 feet in length and at least 5 feet in width. The PV laminate(s) are assembled to the perimeter frame to define a receiving zone having a depth of not more than 8 inches. The stiffening device is associated with the framework and is configured to provide a first state and a second state. In the first state, an entirety of the stiffening device is maintained within the receiving zone. In the second state, at least a portion of the stiffening device projects from the receiving zone. The stiffening device enhances a stiffness of the PV assembly in a plane of the perimeter frame, and can include rods defining truss structures.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1093558
Report Number(s):
8,534,007
12/480,231
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING