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Monolithic bracket for flat roof mounted photovoltaic modules
Unirac Inc.
December 28, 2017 - N°20170373632

An integral, monolithic mounting bracket supports a corner of a photovoltaic module. The bracket includes a ballast tray for holding one or more ballast blocks, and includes a plurality of monolithic support legs that are disposed at acute angles from a plane of the ballast tray and that are integral with the ballast tray. The bracket can be manufactured by ...
Circuit arrangements for reducing potential-induced degradation in photovoltaic modules
Bender Gmbh & Co. Kg
December 07, 2017 - N°20170353155

The invention relates to circuit arrangements for reducing potential-induced degradation in photovoltaic modules of a photovoltaic generator, said circuit arrangements comprising an insulation monitoring device for a temporally continuous insulation monitoring of the photovoltaic generator. Furthermore, the invention relates to a photovoltaic system comprising a circuit arrangement for reducing potential-induced degradation in photovoltaic modules, said photovoltaic system comprising a photovoltaic ...
Corded lattice based floating photovoltaic solar field with independently floating solar modules
Solaris Synergy (israel) Ltd.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170353153

A floating solar photovoltaic device includes a plurality of solar photovoltaic modules, each of the solar photovoltaic modules being connected by cords to an internal frame and the internal frames being arranged in an array of rows and columns. The cords can permit movement of one of the solar photovoltaic modules to be independent of movement of another of the ...
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Colored photovoltaic modules
Solarcity Corporation
November 30, 2017 - N°20170345954

A low-reflection-loss low-angle-sensitive colored photovoltaic (pv) module is described. This colored pv module includes a transparent substrate; an array of solar cells encapsulated between a top encapsulation sheet and a bottom encapsulation sheet; and a color filter structure embedded between the top encapsulation sheet and the transparent substrate and configured to cause wavelength-selective reflections of incident light received by the ...
Clamps for installation of photovoltaic modules to roofs
Sunedison, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170338768

Clamping assemblies for securing a solar module to a structure include a base, a bracket, and a fastener. The base may be attached to a multi-planar roof of the structure. The base and the bracket together define a mounting region for receiving a portion of the solar module. The fastener connects the base and the clamp and can selectively apply ...
Photovoltaic devices, photovoltaic modules provided therewith, and solar power generation systems
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
November 23, 2017 - N°20170338365

N-type amorphous semiconductor layers (4) and p-type amorphous semiconductor layers (5) are alternately disposed on the back surface of a semiconductor substrate (1) so as to be separated from each other at a desired interval paralleled with the direction of the surface of the semiconductor substrate (1). An electrode (6) is disposed on the n-type amorphous semiconductor layer (4), and an electrode (7) is disposed on the ...
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Bearing shaft for photovoltaic modules and system having a number of photovoltaic modules
Solexel, Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170317641

A bearing axle for photovoltaic modules includes at least two tubes, which each have a non-circular cross section at least in one end region. The non-circular cross sections of the at least two tubes are designed to correspond to each other such that a non-rotatable connection between at least one first and at least one second of the at least ...
Rotatable support systems for photovoltaic modules and methods thereof
Solexel, Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170314819

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. The column is configured to rotate from a folded position towards an ...
Photovoltaic array mounting structure
Omco Solar, Llc
October 26, 2017 - N°20170310275

A photovoltaic mounting structure includes a frame for holding a photovoltaic array including a plurality of widthwise channels so as to permit photovoltaic modules to be easily slid between pairs of the channels, the photovoltaic modules resting upon flanges of the channels. In various embodiments, domed protrusions are disposed on lateral sides of the channel to prevent kinking of the ...
Over-center under photovoltaic module clamp
Solarcity Corporation
October 26, 2017 - N°20170310273

Photovoltaic modules are mounted onto pv module mounting brackets of a solar torque tube via clamps. The clamps include a first hook rotatably attached to a main body, and a second hook rotatably attached to the main body. The clamps provide for simultaneously securing a first photovoltaic module to the bracket with the first hook and securing a second photovoltaic ...
Photovoltaic module connector for solar tracker
Solarcity Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294869

Photovoltaic modules are mounted onto a solar tracker array torque tube via pairs or left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors or brackets. The left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors have orientation projections that couple with and extend into the interior body of the torque tube. Pairs of left-handed photovoltaic array connectors and pairs of right-handed photovoltaic array connectors of adjacent ...
Spring latch saddle connector for solar tracker
Solarcity Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294867

Photovoltaic modules are mounted onto a solar tracker array torque tube via pairs or left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors having spring latch assemblies. The left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors have orientation projections that couple with and extend into the interior body of the torque tube. The orientation projections on the spring latch assemblies of each pair of left-handed ...
Method of manufacturing printed photovoltaic modules
Armor
September 21, 2017 - N°20170271539

The invention concerns a method of manufacturing a photovoltaic module comprising at least two electrically connected photovoltaic cells, each photovoltaic cell (4i) being multi-layered structure disposed on a substrate (6) having down-web direction (x) and a cross-web direction (y). The method comprises providing a plurality of spaced-apart first electrode strips (8i) over the substrate (6), each first electrode strip extending along the ...
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Desiccant-based cooling of photovoltaic modules
Alliance For Sustainable Energy, Llc
September 14, 2017 - N°20170263789

An example device includes a photovoltaic (pv) unit and a desiccant-based passive cooling component that is thermally coupled to the pv unit. The desiccant-based passive cooling component is configured to sorb, under first conditions, moisture from an environment that surrounds the device, via at least one of adsorption or absorption, and evaporate, under second conditions that are different from the ...
Arrangements of a plurality of photovoltaic modules
Solarworld Americas, Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170257059

Various embodiments are related to an arrangement of a plurality of photovoltaic modules. Each photovoltaic module has a light receiving front side and a light receiving back side. The photovoltaic modules of the plurality of photovoltaic modules are arranged in one or more rows to form photovoltaic module rows. One or more photovoltaic module rows are extended substantially in a ...
Systems and methods for mounting photovoltaic modules
Alion Energy, Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170257057

System and method for mounting one or more photovoltaic modules includes one or more flexible rods, including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, each of the one or more flexible rods further including an inner core and a first jacket surrounding the inner core between the first end and the second end. The first end ...
Support assembly for photovoltaic modules and mounting system using the same
Ecolibrium Solar, Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170257056

A support assembly for supporting one or more photovoltaic modules on a support surface, such a generally flat roof, is disclosed herein. The support assembly includes a ballast tray configured to accommodate one or more ballasts; at least one tubular member coupled to the ballast tray, the at least one tubular member configured to support one or more photovoltaic modules ...
Photovoltaic mounting system for solar tracker array
Solarcity Corporation
August 31, 2017 - N°20170250648

Mounting systems are disclosed for attaching photovoltaic modules to torque tubes. Such systems can include saddle brackets that maximize space along a torque tube by sharing torque tube mounting holes between adjacent brackets. The brackets can be positionally stable on the torque tube prior to complete installation to enable a single installer to assemble a complete tracker array.
Disubstituted diaryloxybenzoheterodiazole compounds
Eni S.p.a.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170250350

Disubstituted diaryloxybenzoheterodiazole compound of general formula (1): in which:—z represents a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom, a selenium atom; or an nr5 group in which r5 is selected from linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkyl groups, or from optionally substituted aryl groups;—r1, r2 and r3 are as defined in the claims. The said disubstituted ...
Encapsulated photovoltaic cells and modules
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
August 31, 2017 - N°20170250299

The disclosure relates to photovoltaic modules comprising one or more photovoltaic cells embedded in a fiber-reinforced composite thermosetting material, wherein at a front side of the photovoltaic cells, the fiber-reinforced composite material comprises a substantially transparent resin, and substantially transparent fibers, and wherein the refractive indices of the resin and the glass fibers are substantially the same. In particular, the ...
Building integrated photovoltaic roofing assemblies and associated systems and methods
Solarcity Corporation
August 17, 2017 - N°20170237390

Building integrated photovoltaic (bipv) systems provide for solar panel arrays that can be aesthetically pleasing and appear seamless to an observer. Bipv systems can be incorporated as part of roof surfaces as built into the structure of the roof, flush or forming a substantively uniform plane with roof panels or other panels mimicking a solar panel appearance. Pans supporting bipv ...
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