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Title: Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector

A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module, a deflector, and a clip. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes a support arm forming a seat. The deflector defines a front face and a rear face, with the clip extending from either the trailing frame member or the rear face of the deflector. In a mounted state, the deflector is nested within the seat and is releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip. In some embodiments, the support arm forms a second seat, with the PV module assembly providing a second mounted state in which the deflector is in a differing orientation/slope, nested within the second seat and releasably mounted to the trailing frame member via the clip.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1125008
Report Number(s):
8,650,813
13/893,170
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY