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Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules

System for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface

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08/28/14
20140240968
 Solar powered led portable light tower patent thumbnailnew patent Solar powered led portable light tower
A solar powered led portable light tower. A solar powered led portable light tower may comprise: one or more photovoltaic modules, an adjustable masthead, one or more lamps, one or more batteries, an inverter, a controller, and a base.
08/28/14
20140239137
 System for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface patent thumbnailnew patent System for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface
A system for removably and adjustably mounting a device on an object is provided. The system for removably and adjustably mounting a device on an object, according to the present invention, includes an apparatus and method useful for removably and adjustably mounting one or more photovoltaic modules on an object such as a pole or roof, and includes one or more triple track rails.
08/28/14
20140238470
 Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules
Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic (“pv”) modules are described. A saddle bracket has a mounting surface to support one or more pv modules over a tube, a gusset coupled to the mounting surface, and a mounting feature coupled to the gusset to couple to the tube.
08/21/14
20140235874
 Process for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds patent thumbnailProcess for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds
The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds which comprises reacting a derivative of 3,3′-bithiophene with at least one internal alkyne. Said benzodithiophene compounds can be suitably functionalized and polymerized to give electron-donor compounds which can be used in photovoltaic devices such as, for example, photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic modules, solar cells, solar modules, on both rigid and flexible supports.
08/21/14
20140235818
 Process for the preparation of polymers containing benzohetero  [1,3] diazole units patent thumbnailProcess for the preparation of polymers containing benzohetero [1,3] diazole units
Process for the preparation of a polymer containing benzohetero[1,3]diazole. Units which comprises reacting at least one disubstituted benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound with at least one heteroaryl compound.
08/21/14
20140230882
 Mobile power system patent thumbnailMobile power system
A mobile power plant comprising a retractable flexible solar array structure comprising a plurality of thin film photovoltaic modules mounted on a flexible substrate; a spool attached to a portion of the flexible solar array structure and around which the flexible solar array structure can be rolled; power cabling integrated into the flexible solar array structure for transmitting power from the plurality of photovoltaic modules to the spool-end of the flexible solar array structure; a transportable container in which the spool is mounted, the transportable container being capable of housing the flexible solar array structure when it is in a rolled configuration.. .
08/21/14
20140230214
 Method and device for fully automatically selecting and packing photovoltaic modules patent thumbnailMethod and device for fully automatically selecting and packing photovoltaic modules
The disclosure relates to a method and to a device for fully automatically selecting and packing photovoltaic solar modules, for example, produced in mass production. The device may include the following characteristics: a production line, b) a quality checking device having devices for mechanical final testing and electrical final testing, c) an assembly device for module carriers, d) a device for distributing and stacking the solar modules in the horizontal and vertical direction according to particular selection criteria at acceptance locations corresponding to said selection criteria, e) devices for placing strips as spacers between stacked modules, wherein different types of strips can be taken from a magazine, f) devices for collating packages of a plurality of solar modules at each acceptance location, wherein aid devices each comprise a film wrapper, a protective cap applicator, and a strapping device..
08/14/14
20140224303
 Photovoltaic system for installation on roofs, with plastic support and photovoltaic module patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic system for installation on roofs, with plastic support and photovoltaic module
The invention relates to a photovoltaic system with a plastic support and a photovoltaic module for installation on roofs. The plastic support (1) may be mounted directly to a roof substructure, so that an additional roof covering can be dispensed with.
08/07/14
20140221663
 Process for the preparation of benzohetero [1,3] - diazole compounds disubstituted with heteoaryl groups patent thumbnailProcess for the preparation of benzohetero [1,3] - diazole compounds disubstituted with heteoaryl groups
Process for the preparation of a benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups which comprises reacting at least one benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with at least one heteroaryl compound. Said benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups can be advantageously used in the construction of luminescent solar concentrators (lsc).
08/07/14
20140216532
 Multilayered film and method for manufacturing same patent thumbnailMultilayered film and method for manufacturing same
A multi-layered film, a method of preparing the same and a photovoltaic module are provided. A barrier film having excellent moisture barrier properties can be coated with a fluoropolymer having excellent weather resistance by means of a primer layer including a silane-modified acrylic copolymer, and an interfacial adhesive strength can also be ensured.
08/07/14
20140216525
Rooftop system with integrated photovoltaic modules and method for constructing the same
This invention provides a novel design of a rooftop with structurally and functionally integrated photovoltaic modules that includes photovoltaic modules, which can be commercially available and which are augmented with additional framing including additional structural and functional layers. The modules are mounted on a grid like supporting structure sitting on vertical elevation structures, such as building walls or columns.
07/31/14
20140213013
Photovoltaic interconnect systems, devices, and methods
Photovoltaic modules may include multiple flexible thin film photovoltaic cells electrically connected in series by a substantially transparent top sheet having an embedded conductive wire grid pattern. Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules including integrated multi-cell interconnections are provided..
07/31/14
20140209153
Multilayer film and manufacturing method thereof
Provided are a multi-layered film, a backsheet for a photovoltaic cell, a method of forming the same and a photovoltaic module. The multi-layered film may include a primer layer and a fluoropolymer coating layer formed by coating, and thus the fluoropolymer coating layer, which is a surface layer, may have excellent durability and weather resistance due to an inter-diffusion effect between materials in the respective layers, and a high interface adhesive strength with a substrate and the primer layer.
07/24/14
20140202533
Thermoplastic polyolefin copolymer lamination film, laminated structures and processes for their preparation
Disclosed are polyolefin copolymer films comprising alkoxysilane groups and a catalyst for cross-linking the alkoxysilane groups; wherein the cross-linking catalyst is a lewis or bronsted acid or base compound that has a relatively high melting point and therefore initiates the cross-linking essentially only at the lamination temperature, preferably at or above at least 50° c. Also disclosed are films wherein (i) the layer or layers comprising the alkoxysilane groups, including surface layer(s), comprise the cross-linking catalyst; or (ii) layer or layers comprising alkoxysilane groups do not contain cross-linking catalyst and have a facial surface in adhering contact with a layer of a thermoplastic polyolefin copolymer comprising the cross-linking catalyst; or (iii) there is a combination of layers (i) and (ii).
07/24/14
20140202515
Booster films for solar photovoltaic systems
We describe stacked photovoltaic modules, and components thereof, in which at least one booster cell is combined with at least one primary cell in a stacked configuration. The booster cell may be in the form of a polycrystalline film disposed on a transparent substrate, such as a glass substrate, and the film may be patterned to form multiple booster cells.
07/17/14
20140196386
Universal non-penetrating roof solar panel mounting system
A roof-based system for suspending photovoltaic modules, such as solar panels, relative to a roof surface without penetration of the roof surface. Cables under tension span the roof surface, with opposed ends of the cables securely mounted to generally c-shaped cable arm assemblies that wrap around the roof edge for connection via pivot joint assemblies to the underside of an overhanging eave, the immediate side wall of the structure below the roof, or directly to roof edge fascia.
06/19/14
20140170798
Integrated thin film solar cell interconnection
Photovoltaic modules may include multiple flexible thin film photovoltaic cells electrically connected in series, and laminated to a substantially transparent top sheet having a conductive grid pattern facing the cells. Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules including integrated multi-cell interconnections are provided.
06/19/14
20140166074
Methods and systems for increasing the yield of photovoltaic modules
Photovoltaic (pv) assemblies are described. Example pv assemblies include a mounting structure, a pv module coupled to the mounting structure, and a cooling mechanism..
06/19/14
20140166073
Methods and systems for increasing the yield of photovoltaic modules
Photovoltaic (pv) assemblies are described. Example pv assemblies include a mounting structure, a pv module coupled to the mounting structure, and a cooling mechanism..
06/12/14
20140163176
Novel copolymer of phase change material for thermal management of pv modules
The present invention relates to phase change materials (pcms) which may be used with photovoltaic (pv) modules. More specifically, solid/solid pcms having a polyolefin backbone polymer and a crystallizable side chain are provided.
06/12/14
20140158201
Photovoltaic module package
A silicon wafer-based photovoltaic module is described, which includes a first outer protective layer and a second outer protective layer, wherein both outer protective layers comprise a low- or no-sodium glass or low- or no-alkali compositions. The photovoltaic modules show resistance to water ingress, no or reduced potential-induced sodium ion drift, and reduced potential induced degradation..
06/05/14
20140155631
Process for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds
Said benzodithiophene compound, after suitable functionalization and polymerization, can be advantageously used in the construction of photovoltaic devices (or solar devices) such as, for example, photovoltaic cells (or solar cells), photovoltaic modules (or solar modules), on either rigid and flexible supports. Furthermore, said benzodithiophene compound can be advantageously used as a constituent unit of luminescent solar concentrators (lscs).
06/05/14
20140152111
System and method for controlling a power generation system
A power generation system including photovoltaic modules for generating dc power and power converters coupled to the photovoltaic modules for converting the dc power to ac power is provided. The power generation system also includes a central controller that executes the steps of determining a real time ac power generation capacity of the power converters, determining a difference between a required ac power generation capacity and the real time ac power generation capacity, identifying a real time ac voltage of each of the power converters, identifying a reserve ac current capacity of each of the power converters based on the real time ac voltage and an ac current rating of each of the power converters and using the reserve ac current capacity to generate reserve power for reducing the difference between the required ac power generation capacity and the real time ac power generation capacity..
06/05/14
20140150846
Photovoltaic system with managed output and method of managing variability of output from a photovoltaic system
Photovoltaic systems with managed output and methods for managing variability of output from photovoltaic systems are described. A system includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules configured to receive and convert solar energy.
06/05/14
20140150845
Solar tracking apparatus and field arrangements thereof
A solar tracker assembly for mounting one or more solar tracking units, which can be adapted for use with various solar energy modules such as photovoltaic modules and heliostat mirrors, is provided. Each assembly comprises a frame of four sides connected at leg assemblies, each leg assembly being adapted for mounting a solar tracking unit.
06/05/14
20140150843
Shingle-like photovoltaic modules
A photovoltaic system comprises one or more shingle-like photovoltaic (pv) modules, each having a layer of optically transparent material adjacent to a layer of photoactive material configured to generate electricity upon exposure to light from the layer of optically transparent material. In some cases the layer of optically transparent material of each of the one or more shingle-like pv modules has a pattern of depressions in a shingle-like configuration..
06/05/14
20140150774
Solar tracking apparatus and field arrangements thereof
A solar tracker assembly for mounting one or more solar tracking units, which can be adapted for use with various solar energy modules such as photovoltaic modules and heliostat mirrors, is provided. Each assembly comprises a frame of four sides connected at leg assemblies, each leg assembly being adapted for mounting a solar tracking unit.
06/05/14
20140150251
Unitized photovoltaic assembly
A unitized photovoltaic assembly is disclosed. A unitized photovoltaic assembly consists of a unitary frame designed to retain a plurality of photovoltaic modules.
05/29/14
20140144499
Photovoltaic module backsheet having a thermoplastic polyolefin composite layer
The present invention relates to backsheets containing formulated thermoplastic polyolefin (tpo) which may be used with photovoltaic modules. More specifically, the backsheets of the present invention have a first exterior layer that comprises tpo and a polyamide, such that a residual fusion heat after lamination of that layer is at least 40 j/g.
05/29/14
20140144489
Arrangement for securing elongated solar cells
A solar panel apparatus includes a set of photovoltaic modules. The modules are configured to photovoltaically generate electricity from light.
05/22/14
20140139249
Apparatus and a method for detecting defects within photovoltaic modules
An apparatus and a method for detecting defects within a photovoltaic module are provided. To detect defects within the photovoltaic module, light from a light source is directed towards the photovoltaic module.
05/22/14
20140138501
Pole assembly
A pole assembly to be mounted on a supporting platform to support photovoltaic modules includes a supporting pole, a fixing pole pivotably attached to the supporting pole, a first mounting member fixed on the supporting platform, and a second mounting member fixed on the supporting platform. The first mounting member defines a locking slot.
05/15/14
20140132302
Method for measuring potential induced degradation of at least one solar cell or of a photovoltaic panel as well as the use of same method in the production of solar cells and photovoltaic panels
The invention relates to a method for measuring the high-voltage induced degradation (pid) of at least one solar cell. According to the invention, a conductive plastic material is pressed on the upper side or bottom side of the respective solar cell, in particular on the front side thereof, and a dc voltage greater than 50 v is applied between the plastic material and the respective solar cell.
05/15/14
20140130849
Rooftop photovoltaic modules
A photovoltaic module may include a first frame portion defining a first plane, a second frame portion defining a second plane angled relative to the first plane, and a photovoltaic panel mounted to the second frame portion. The second frame portion may be supported only at opposing ends.
05/08/14
20140124022
Solar cell with improved conversion efficiency
Solar cells exhibiting improved conversion efficiency are disclosed. Particularly, multi-pn junction solar cells that contain a current spreading layer as well as concentrating photovoltaic modules that include such a solar cell and light concentrating optics are disclosed.
04/24/14
20140112647
Solar photovoltaic water heating system utilizing microprocessor control and water heater retrofit adaptor
A solar-powered photovoltaic thermal fluid heating system having an array of photovoltaic modules, an energy conversion control unit, sensors for tank temperature, with resistance heating element/tank flush water heater adaptor installed in a fluid-filled gas or electrically heated thermal storage tank. The advantages of the present invention include, without limitation, include an simple, safe, and efficient method for utilizing solar energy for the heating of water that is protected from the dangers of freezing and/or overheating, and easily retrofittable to new and existing gas and electric hot water storage tanks..
04/24/14
20140109953
Mounting and installing system for solar photovoltaic modules and arrays
A system for mounting and installing of solar photovoltaic modules is provided. The system is a lightweight, quick to install, and aerodynamic mounting system for integrating solar photovoltaic modules and solar photovoltaic arrays for low-slope rooftops.
04/17/14
20140102516
Circumferential frame for attachment to an edge of a photovoltaic module
The present invention provides a circumferential frame for attachment to an edge of a photovoltaic module, which utilizes an adhesive method to achieve the attachment between the circumferential frame and the edge of the photovoltaic module without the aids of fastening means and such that the overall weight and size of the frame as well as the supporting stand can be reduced while the load bearing of houses can be reduced and photovoltaic modules of greater sizes or surface areas can be installed for practical purposes.. .
04/17/14
20140102505
Photovoltaic laminate segments and segmented photovoltaic modules
One embodiment of the invention relates to a segmented photovoltaic (pv) module which is manufactured from laminate segments. The segmented pv module includes rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped pv laminates and further includes non-rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped and approximately-triangular-shaped pv laminates.
04/03/14
20140090694
Reconfigurable photovoltaic panels
A photovoltaic panel system is reconfigurable. In another aspect, multiple photovoltaic modules are removably attachable in a linear manner via interfacing male and female electrical connectors and/or magnetic electrical connectors.
04/03/14
20140090637
Integrated torque coupling and mount
A sun tracking solar energy collection system can include torque tubes formed with a plurality of rotatable shafts connected to each other in an end to end fashion. The ends of the shafts can be connected with coupling devices in the form of an integrated coupling flange and mounting devices.
03/27/14
20140083505
Varying cadmium telluride growth temperature during deposition to increase solar cell reliability
A method for forming thin films or layers of cadmium telluride (cdte) for use in photovoltaic modules or solar cells. The method includes varying the substrate temperature during the growth of the cdte layer by preheating a substrate (e.g., a substrate with a cadmium sulfide (cds) heterojunction or layer) suspended over a cdte source to remove moisture to a relatively low preheat temperature.
03/20/14
20140080406
Renewable uninterrupted power supply for critical node infrastructure support
A platform to supply renewable backup power to critical node infrastructure is disclosed. The platform conceals solar photovoltaic modules and storage batteries in plain sight by hiding such components in commonly encountered urban furniture, such as bus shelters.
03/20/14
20140077785
Method and device for maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic module systems
A method of maximum power point tracking for a photovoltaic module system is disclosed. The photovoltaic module system may comprise a photovoltaic module array comprising a plurality of identical photovoltaic modules, and the tracking method may comprise: detecting system parameters and environmental parameters of the photovoltaic module array; estimating a first voltage coefficient of one photovoltaic module according to the system parameters and the environmental parameters; estimating a plurality of second voltage coefficients of the photovoltaic module array according to the first voltage coefficient with different shading ratios; estimating a plurality of local maximum power point powers according to corresponding second voltage coefficients; and determining a whole maximum power point by comparing the local maximum power point powers with one another..
03/06/14
20140062209
Photovoltaic system and method employing a number of maximum power point tracking mechanisms
A photovoltaic system includes a photovoltaic array and a dc/ac inverter. The photovoltaic array includes an output, a plurality of photovoltaic strings each including a plurality of photovoltaic modules electrically connected in series to form an output having a first direct current voltage, and a plurality of dc/dc converters each including a first maximum power point tracking mechanism for a corresponding one of the photovoltaic strings, an input of the output of the corresponding one of the photovoltaic strings, and an output having a second direct current voltage.
03/06/14
20140060645
Profiles for fixing rigid plates
The present invention relates to profiles for attaching rigid plates, especially photovoltaic modules, to a roof and to a method and system for attaching photovoltaic modules to a roof structure with the help of profiles.. .
02/27/14
20140053893
Hole-thru-laminate mounting supports for photovoltaic modules
A mounting support for a photovoltaic module is described. The mounting support includes a pedestal having a surface adaptable to receive a flat side of a photovoltaic module laminate.
02/20/14
20140048118
Solar energy systems using external reflectors
A solar energy concentrating system with high light collection efficiency includes a light concentrating unit, a light homogenizing unit and photovoltaic modules. The light concentrating unit includes a parabolic reflector and an ellipsoidal reflector which are coaxial and confocal.
02/20/14
20140048117
Solar energy systems using external reflectors
A concentrating photovoltaic system includes a condenser system and photovoltaic modules. The condenser system includes a quasi-fresnel concave lens coated with an antireflection film and a reflector coated with a reflective film.
02/13/14
20140042818
Photovoltaic power plant
A photovoltaic power plant with photovoltaic modules (1) for generating electric power. The modules (1) are connected together into a plurality of strands (2).
02/06/14
20140034114
Photovoltaic module and interlocked stack of photovoltaic modules
One embodiment relates to an arrangement of photovoltaic modules configured for transportation. The arrangement includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules, each photovoltaic module including a frame.
02/06/14
20140034109
Resin composition, multi-layered film and photovoltaic module including the same
A resin composition, a multi-layered film, a backsheet for photovoltaic modules, a method thereof, and a photovoltaic module are provided. The multi-layered film including a coating layer including a fluorine-based polymer has an excellent durability and weather resistance, and also exhibits high interfacial adhesive strength to a substrate since the multi-layered film is formed by coating a cured product of the resin composition including the fluorine-based polymer, an acrylic polymer including a thermosetting functional group, and a heat-curing agent on the substrate.
02/06/14
20140033511
Rail systems and methods for installation and operation of photovoltaic arrays
Rail system and method for a photovoltaic array. The system includes at least one modular rail in a first direction.
01/30/14
20140030841
Flexible high-voltage adaptable current photovoltaic modules and associated methods
A flexible photovoltaic module for converting light into an electric current includes a plurality of electrically interconnected flexible photovoltaic submodules monolithically integrated onto a common flexible substrate. Each photovoltaic submodule includes a plurality of electrically interconnected flexible thin-film photovoltaic cells monolithically integrated onto the flexible substrate.
01/30/14
20140026946
Discrete attachment point apparatus and system for photovoltaic arrays
An attachment point apparatus and system for photovoltaic arrays is disclosed as well as an installed photovoltaic array using attachment apparatus. One embodiment provides a rail for receiving a pv module, including a rail member located substantially beneath at least a portion of a second photovoltaic module and having a first end located near a gap between a first and second photovoltaic modules.
01/23/14
20140020732
Solar cell arrays for concentrator photovoltaic modules
The present invention relates to a solar cell array configuration comprising a plurality of solar cells provided on at least one substrate, a plurality of contact pads, one contact pad for each of the plurality of solar cells, provided on the at least one substrate, electrical wiring connecting each of the plurality of solar cells with a corresponding one of the plurality of contact pads and a diode electrically connected with at least two of the plurality of solar cells.. .
01/16/14
20140014158
Support assembly for supporting photovoltaic modules
A support assembly for supporting one or more photovoltaic modules on a support surface is disclosed herein. The support assembly includes (i) a body portion, the body portion including a base portion for accommodating one or more ballasts, the body portion comprising polymer; and (ii) integrated grounding means, the integrated ground means configured to provide integrated grounding between adjacent photovoltaic modules.
01/09/14
20140007940
Light transmitting thermoplastic resins comprising down conversion material and their use in photovoltaic modules
Disclosed are thermoplastic resin formulations for use as a light transmitting layer (e.g., encapsulant layer) in a photovoltaic module comprising: (a) a light transmitting thermoplastic resin, (b) at least one down conversion material that exhibits a maximum in incident radiation absorption in the range of 280 to 500 nm and a maximum in radiation emission at a relatively longer wavelength in the range of 400 to 900 nm and improves the efficiency of photovoltaic electric current generation in a photovoltaic module; and (c) a light stabilizer additive that transmits at least about 40 percent of the ultraviolet (uv) electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength in the range of from about 280 nm to about 380 nm. Also disclosed are sheet materials prepared from such resins and photovoltaic modules incorporating such sheet materials..
01/02/14
20140000703
Thin film article and method for forming a reduced conductive area in transparent conductive films for photovoltaic modules
A method for forming a reduced conductive area in transparent conductive. The method includes providing a transparent, electrically conductive, chemically reducible material.
12/19/13
20130333753
Nanocrystalline zinc oxide for photovoltaic modules
A method for fabricating a thin film solar device. The method includes providing a substrate having a base layer of transparent conductive oxide (tco) deposited on a surface of the substrate, performing a surface treatment process on at least a portion of the base layer to provide a treated surface of the base layer, and depositing at least one fill layer on the treated surface of the base layer by growing a new tco layer having a different crystallite path than the base layer..
12/19/13
20130333739
Photovoltaic modules
A photovoltaic module comprises at least a first and a second photovoltaic cell, the two cells being adjacent and connected, e.g. In series, and wherein, in use, current flow through a photoactive layer of the first photovoltaic cell is in a different, e.g.
12/12/13
20130328403
Distributed substring architecture for maximum power point tracking of energy sources
A photovoltaic array system includes multiple strings of series coupled photovoltaic modules to provide current at a voltage dependent on the number of modules in each string and their operating efficiency. Each string is coupled to a dc-to-dc converter to convert the current from each string for output to a dc bus.
12/05/13
20130319618
Separating fluid, method and system for separating multilayer systems
A separating fluid, method and use for separating multilayer systems, especially photovoltaic modules, for the purpose of recycling, which allow the separation of multilayer systems. Especially photovoltaic modules, in comparatively simple manner in terms of the processes used, in as environmentally friendly a manner as possible, at high recycling rates.
12/05/13
20130318894
Self-ballasted, roof-integrated, lightweight frc pv mounting system
A ballast tile system for supporting photovoltaic modules that includes at least one fiber-reinforced concrete ballast tile. The at least one ballast tile has a first mounting member extending upwardly from a top surface thereof, the first mounting member configured to receive a lower end of a photovoltaic module.
11/28/13
20130313909
Single-pole switching unit for limiting the energy flow in a series circuit comprising photovoltaic modules, photovoltaic module arrangement and photovoltaic module
In various embodiments, a single-pole switching unit for limiting the energy flow in a series circuit having photovoltaic modules by a pulsating control signal present on at least one dc line is provided. The switching unit may include: a switching element, which is designed to reduce the current flow in the at least one dc line of the photovoltaic modules; a transmission element, which is designed to couple out an electrical control signal present on the dc line and to control the switching element merely with the energy of the coupled-out control signal; and a coupling element, which is arranged in parallel with the switching element and which conducts the control signal through the switching unit when the switching element is nonconducting..
11/28/13
20130313900
System and method of in situ solar module biasing
A system and method for biasing one or more arrays of photovoltaic modules. An array of biasing photovoltaic modules is coupled to an array of photovoltaic modules to be biased.
11/28/13
20130312908
Method for producing modules
In order to produce photovoltaic modules or modules bearing functional coatings, a strand (3) composed of sealing composition is arranged along the outer edge of a glass sheet (1) and at least one photovoltaic cell (11) and/or at least one functional coating, for example a light-emitting coating, are/is applied within the strand (3). As a next step, a composition (13) is applied to the glass sheet (1) within the strand (3).
11/28/13
20130312812
Space and energy efficient photovoltaic array
In an embodiment, a solar energy system includes multiple photovoltaic modules, each oriented substantially at a same angle relative to horizontal. The angle is independent of a latitude of an installation site of the solar energy system and is greater than or equal to 15 degrees.
11/21/13
20130309505
Multi-layered film and photovoltaic modules comprising the same
A multi-layered film, a backsheet for photovoltaic modules, a method of manufacturing the same, and a photovoltaic module are provided. The multi-layered film having excellent reliability and adhesive strength under high heat/moisture conditions and also showing excellent weather resistance and durability may be provided by forming a primer layer including an oxazoline group-containing polymer on a substrate and forming a resin layer including a fluorine-based polymer on the primer layer.
11/21/13
20130305518
Rotatable support systems for photovoltaic modules and methods thereof
Rotatable support system for mounting one or more photovoltaic modules and method thereof. The system includes a stiffener configured to be attached to the one or more photovoltaic modules, a column connected to the stiffener through at least a rotatable component, and a foot connected to the column.
11/14/13
20130299659
System and method for establishing a self-aligning mounting system for mounting photovoltaic modules
Provided are a system and method for a self-aligning system for mounting at least one photovoltaic module to a surface. The system includes a plurality of rails, each rail having a plurality of slideably attached friction locking retainers, and a plurality of anchors with fasteners extending opposite from friction locking retainers.
11/14/13
20130299655
Anchor system for anchring a mounting system for photovoltaic modules
An anchor for anchoring at least a portion of a self-aligning mounting system for photovoltaic modules to a surface including: a ridged supporter having a predetermined length structured and arranged to permit vertical height attachment and adjustment of at least a portion of a photovoltaic anchoring rack; and a base, coupled to the ridged supporter, the base structured and arranged to affix the base to a surface with a fastener, the base having an underside having a water sealing material disposed thereon and structured and arranged to form a generally waterproof seal when the base is affixed by the fastener to the surface.. .


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