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 System and  contactless energy transfer to a moving platform patent thumbnailSystem and contactless energy transfer to a moving platform
A contactless energy transfer system has a first stationary platform and a second movable platform. The first platform has at least one light source coupled to a power source.
The Boeing Company


 Photovoltaic mounting rail connector with drop-down connection to first photovoltaic module and slide-in connection to second photovoltaic module patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic mounting rail connector with drop-down connection to first photovoltaic module and slide-in connection to second photovoltaic module
A connector for attaching first and second photovoltaic modules to a mounting rail, with a lower body portion that rotates to lock into a mounting rail groove and an upper body portion with a hook that is lowered towards the lower body portion to grasp onto the first photovoltaic module and a key that receives the second photovoltaic module slidably-connected thereon.. .
Solarcity Corporation


 Rail  installation and operation of photovoltaic arrays patent thumbnailRail 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.
Alion Energy, Inc.


 Rail  installation and operation of photovoltaic arrays patent thumbnailRail 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.
Alion Energy, Inc.


 Thermoplastic wire network support for photovoltaic cells patent thumbnailThermoplastic wire network support for photovoltaic cells
Provided are novel methods of fabricating photovoltaic modules using thermoplastic materials to support wire networks to surfaces of photovoltaic cells. A thermoplastic material goes through a molten state during module fabrication to distribute the material near the wire-cell surface interface.
Beijing Apollo Ding Rong Solar Technology Co., Ltd.


 Vehicles and methods for magnetically managing legs of rail-based photovoltaic modules during installation patent thumbnailVehicles and methods for magnetically managing legs of rail-based photovoltaic modules during installation
An exemplary method for installing at an installation site a photovoltaic module including a panel and support legs includes disposing the photovoltaic module over a support surface such that the support legs are in a stowed position; lifting the photovoltaic module from a support surface while engaging a magnetic field with the support legs so as to maintain the support legs in the stowed position; disengaging the magnetic field from the support legs of the lifted photovoltaic module so as to release the support legs from the stowed position to an installation position in which the support legs are rotated downwards relative to the stowed position; and lowering the photovoltaic module to the installation site with the support legs in the installation position so as to install the photovoltaic module at the installation site, the support legs supporting the panel at the installation site.. .
Alion Energy, Inc.


 Photovoltiac nanogrid systems patent thumbnailPhotovoltiac nanogrid systems
A photovoltaic nanogrid system is disclosed. One or more pre-wired frames each having a top, sun-facing side may be configured to receive one or more photovoltaic (pv) modules mounted thereon.
Grid+ Advisors, Llc


 Solar photovoltaic module clamping system patent thumbnailSolar photovoltaic module clamping system
A clamping system for securing the corners of four photovoltaic modules to a carport purlin, the clamping system having upper and lower body portions with an adjustable set screw between, the gap dimensioned to receive the purlin therein and the set screw rotatable to secure the purlin to the upper body portion. The system also having a pair of pv module connectors at opposite ends of the clamping assembly, each pv module connector adapted to secure a pair of pv modules to the purlin..
Solarcity Corporation


 Spring loaded mounting foot for photovoltaic systems patent thumbnailSpring loaded mounting foot for photovoltaic systems
A photovoltaic (pv) module mounting system including a mounting puck, an arm portion, and a pv module coupling device for coupling to the frames of two photovoltaic modules attached to the arm portion. A clamp pin formed in the mounting puck restrains the arm portion against the mounting puck when a spring holding the clamp pin is released from a compressed position..
Solarcity Corporation


 Multi-module thermovoltaic power source patent thumbnailMulti-module thermovoltaic power source
A thermophotovoltaic (tpv) system includes multiple thermo-photovoltaic modules that provide power to an application. Different thermo-photovoltaic modules provide different power levels to the application.
The Regents Of The University Of California


Wedge spring clip mounting system for photovoltaic modules

A photovoltaic (pv) mounting system having a base portion that is substantially planar and having a first roof-facing side and an opposite module-facing side. The base portion has a lip that circumscribes the perimeter of the base portion and curves inward on the module-facing side.
Solarcity Corporation

Clamp and bowl mounting system for photovoltaic modules

A photovoltaic (pv) mounting hardware support system having a base portion. The system includes a hinged clamp having a first clamp portion hingedly connected to a second clamp portion and operable to lock and unlock the first clamp portion and second clamp portion to the base portion.
Solarcity Corporation

Photovoltaic plant

Described herein is a photovoltaic plant (1; 1′; 1″; 1′″) including a plurality of photovoltaic modules (pv) arranged in arrays (2) spaced with respect to each other, and wherein the photovoltaic modules (pv) of each array (2) have a first assigned inclination (α-l) with respect to a reference direction. Each array (2) of photovoltaic modules (pv) is associated to an array (4; 4′; 4′″) of mobile reflection devices (rf) set adjacent thereto, and at least one array (4; 4′; 4′″) of mobile reflection devices (rf) is located in a space between successive arrays (2) of photovoltaic modules.
Archimede Research S.r.l.

Systems and methods for rotating photovoltaic modules

Under one aspect, a system is provided for rotating photovoltaic modules arranged in a row. The system can include an elongated structural member extending along and parallel to the row; protrusions coupled to the elongated structural member; an actuator; and drive mechanisms coupled to the photovoltaic modules.
Alion Energy, Inc.

Systems and methods for mounting photovoltaic modules

A system can include first and second stiffeners each coupled to a photovoltaic module, and first, second, third, and fourth legs. First and second joints rotatably couple the first and second legs to the first stiffener; and third and fourth joints rotatably couple the third and fourth legs to the second stiffener.
Alion Energy, Inc.

Adaptive ventilating window for different weather conditions

A window frame supports a central panel, with two adjacent pivoting side panels. The pivoting side panel includes two frames coupled by a hinge.

Support member for mounting photovoltaic modules and mounting system including the same

A support member for mounting photovoltaic modules on a support surface and a mounting system including the same are disclosed herein. The support member may comprise a body portion, the body portion including a ballast receiving portion for accommodating one or more ballasts, the body portion further including at least one support portion; and at least one clamp subassembly, the at least one clamp subassembly rotatably coupled to the at least one support portion of the body portion, the at least one clamp subassembly configured to be coupled to one or more photovoltaic modules, the at least one clamp subassembly including a downwardly sloped flange portion configured to facilitate an insertion of the one or more photovoltaic modules into the at least one clamp subassembly, and to limit a rotation of the at least one clamp subassembly on the at least one support portion of the body portion..
Ecolibrium Solar, Inc.

High-efficiency flexible photovoltaic film, manufacturing process and use

A new-generation photovoltaic flexible film offering high efficiency results from the combination of an ultra-thin and very flexible photovoltaic film with a very thin, antireflection, prismatic film absorbing energy from solar radiation and righting the angle of the solar rays is provided. The process of the invention allows encasement of the photovoltaic modules and the prismatic film by an assembly of flexible polymer thermoplastic thin films and resinless thermofusion in vacuo..
Solar Cloth System

Photovoltaic modules and methods of making the same

photovoltaic modules and methods of making photovoltaic modules are disclosed. The photovoltaic modules comprise a front transparency, a photovoltaic cell, a treated surface of an encapsulating material, and a back coat..
Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

Retractable wiring system for a photovoltaic module

Systems and methods for assembling and wiring photovoltaic arrays are provided. The wiring systems can include retractable wires included in photovoltaic modules that may be extended during installation of photovoltaic modules in the array to connect to wires of adjacent photovoltaic modules, which can retract into a tightened position under the array as the installation is completed.
Solarcity Corporation

Photovoltaic mounting system

Photovoltaic mounting systems and coupling assemblies for mounting photovoltaic modules are provided. The mounting systems may include short extruded base members that are mounted onto the supporting surface at approximate locations on the supporting surface, and coupling assemblies that may slide along the length of the base members during installation and be locked at particular positions on the length of the base members.
Solarcity Corporation

Photovoltaic structure

The invention relates to a photovoltaic structure comprising a first wall and a second wall defining an inner space therebetween, the first wall being at least partially transparent to solar radiation, the second wall comprising an inner surface that is at least partially reflective with respect to solar radiation across from the inner surface of the first wall, the first wall being part of a closed enclosure and the second wall being arranged inside said enclosure, and photovoltaic modules each comprising a plurality of bifacial photovoltaic cells, arranged on the outer surface of the first wall, such that when the structure is exposed to solar radiation, a first portion of the incident radiation is transmitted to the outer surface of said bifacial photo voltaic cells, and a second portion of said incident radiation is transmitted through a portion of the first wall and reflects at least partially on the inner surface of the second wall, said reflected portion being transmitted through the first wall to the inner surface of the bifacial photovoltaic cells.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Electrical interconnects for photovoltaic modules and methods thereof

System and method for interconnecting photovoltaic modules. The system includes a first photovoltaic module and a second photovoltaic module.
Alion Energy, Inc.

Electric arc detection in photovoltaic installations

A method estimating a series or parallel nature and a location of an arc in a photovoltaic device, operating under direct current, including n (n=1 or n>1) strings of photovoltaic modules, connected to a charge device having a capacitive behaviour for the modules, the method including: a) detecting, at terminals of each of the modules of each string, evolution of voltage over time, during formation of an electric arc; b) identifying the modules at the terminals of which a voltage variation occurs between a first zone with stable voltage and a second zone with stable voltage for a duration of at least 5 μs, which immediately follows the voltage variation, and identifying the sign of each voltage variation; c) estimating the series or parallel nature and the location of the arc in the photovoltaic device.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Back contact for a photovoltaic module

The present invention relates to photovoltaic modules and methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules.. .
First Solar, Inc.

Process for the preparation of benzohetero [1,3] - diazole compounds disubstituted with heteoaryl groups

Said benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups can be advantageously used in the construction of luminescent solar concentrators (lsc). Furthermore, said benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups can be advantageously used in the construction of photovoltaic devices such as, for example, photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic modules, solar cells, solar modules, on both a rigid and flexible support.

Sloped roof solar panel mounting system

A mounting system for supporting a plurality of photovoltaic modules on a sloped support surface, such as a sloped roof, is disclosed herein. The mounting system may include one or more support surface attachment devices, each support surface attachment device configured to attach one or more photovoltaic modules to a support surface; and one or more module coupling devices, each module coupling device configured to couple a plurality of photovoltaic modules to one another..
Ecolibrium Solar, Inc.

Method for laser curing of anti-reflective coatings

A method of curing anti-reflective coatings, and photovoltaic modules produced using the method, are described.. .
First Solar, Inc.

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.
Hanergy Hi-tech Power (hk) Limited

Thermoplastic composition, in particular for photovoltaic modules

A thermoplastic composition including a mixture of three particular and different polyolefins, including one of a polyamide-grafted polyolefin having particular polyamide grafts (type and quantity), for example, a polyamide-grafted polymer having a polyolefin trunk containing a residue of at least one unsaturated monomer and a plurality of polyamide grafts. Also, a thermoplastic film and, more specifically, a film for encapsulating a photovoltaic module incorporating the polyamide-grafted polyolefin composition..
Arkema France

Photovoltaic module fabrication with thin single crystal epitaxial silicon devices

photovoltaic modules including a plurality of solar cells bonded to a module back sheet are described herein, wherein each solar cell includes a superstrate bonded to a front side of a photovoltaic device to facilitate handling of very thin photovoltaic devices during fabrication of the module. Modules may also include module front sheets and the solar cells may include bottom sheets.
Crystal Solar, Incorporated

A backsheet for photovoltaic modules

A backsheet for a photovoltaic module includes a support and a weather resistant outerlayer provided on a side of the support, wherein the weather resistant outerlayer includes an at least partially cured coating of a curable composition, and the curable composition includes a monofunctional methacrylate and a difunctional (meth)acrylate monomer.. .
Agfa Gevaert

Photovoltaic mounting system

A two-piece rooftop photovoltaic mounting system. A fixed base portion is attached directly to a roof surface via a lag bolt or other mechanical fastener.
Solarcity Corporation

Slide fit mounting clip for installing photovoltaic modules

A module bracket includes first and second mounting clips (202, 204) that are spaced from each other along the pitch of a roofing surface. An inlet (212) to the first mounting clip (202) faces or projects in the general direction that the second mounting clip (204) is spaced from the first mounting clip (202).

Photovoltaic mounting system

A two-piece rooftop photovoltaic mounting system. A fixed base portion is attached directly to a roof surface via a lag bolt or other mechanical fastener.
Solarcity Corporation

Parallel electric arc detection across the main terminals of a photovoltaic installation

A method detecting a parallel arc in a photovoltaic device, including n (n=1 or n>1) photovoltaic modules, connected to a charge device having a capacitive behaviour for the modules, the method including: a) detecting, across main terminals of the device, evolution of voltage over time, at least during formation of the electric arc; b) identifying a negative voltage variation between a first zone with stable voltage and a second zone with stable voltage for a duration of at least 5 μs, which immediately follows the voltage variation, and c) determining whether the voltage variation is between a maximum value vmax, greater than or equal to 100 v, and a minimum value vmin, less than or equal to 30 v, with a fall time of this variation between a minimum duration tmin greater than or equal to 0.01 μs and a maximum duration tmax less than or equal to 10 μs.. .
Commissariat À L'Énerrgie Atomique Et Aux Énergie Alternatives

Solar power generation inspection system and solar power generation inspection method

A photovoltaic inspection system is provided, the photovoltaic inspection system detecting a failure by eliminating on/off operation of a switch or others at the time of inspection or checkup as much as possible, reducing an influence of a temperature distribution as a whole with a small effort, and detecting a local deterioration in a photovoltaic module or string. According to a typical embodiment, in a photovoltaic system having a plurality of photovoltaic strings formed of one or a plurality of photovoltaic modules arranged to be aligned, a photovoltaic inspection system which detects the failure in the photovoltaic strings includes: a current detector which measures each of a first output current of a first photovoltaic string and a second output current of a second photovoltaic string; and a monitoring unit which calculates a second temperature property of the second photovoltaic string based on a value of the first output current and a value of the second output current and which determines whether the second photovoltaic string has the failure or not based on the second temperature property..
Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

Method 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.

Photovoltaic module with improved connector technology

A photovoltaic module (10a) comprises an electrical connector of a first type (12) arranged so as to be able to cooperate with an electrical connector of a second type (13) of a first adjacent photovoltaic module (10b) to establish an electrical connection between the photovoltaic modules (10a, 10b). The module (10a) comprises a rotary element (121), the rotation of which produces the switchover of the electrical connector of the first type (12) from an active configuration in which the electrical connector of the first type (12) makes it possible to establish an electrical link between the photovoltaic modules (10a, 10b) to an inactive configuration in which the possibility of establishing the electrical link is disabled..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Highly integrated foldable array

A highly integrated foldable photovoltaic array comprising at least two pv modules integrated boards and at least one intermediate support structure, at least two fixed hinges on the intermediate support structure; respectively by a hinge connection between the pv modules integrated with the intermediate support plate structure; at least two pv modules integrated plate in contact with the ground; the area of all pv modules on the photovoltaic array is greater than 18 square meters. The present invention may integrate foundations, brackets, cables, photovoltaic modules, inverters, combiner box, optimizer, pv module power detecting device, plug socket, etc.

I-v measurement system for photovoltaic modules

An apparatus for measuring electrical characteristics of solar panels (photovoltaic modules) wherein the apparatus measures current versus voltage (“i-v”) relationships for both illuminated (“light i-v”) and/or non-illuminated (“dark i-v”) conditions; optionally provides single, dual, or four-quadrant source/sink capability; and measures one or more devices under test (duts). The apparatus comprises one or more source measurement units (smus), wherein each smu is connected to one dut, and optionally includes a positive high-voltage programmable power supply and/or a negative high-voltage programmable power supply.
Atonometrics, Inc.

Concentrator photovoltaic unit, concentrator photovoltaic module, concentrator photovoltaic panel, and concentrator photovoltaic apparatus

In a concentrator photovoltaic unit configured to guide sunlight concentrated by a primary concentrating portion to a power generating element by means of a secondary concentrating portion, the secondary concentrating portion includes: a secondary lens having a three-dimensional shape; and a cover portion being translucent and having a refractive index higher than that of air and lower than that of the secondary lens, the cover portion covering at least a surface on which the sunlight is incident in a surface of the secondary lens, in a thin film shape extending along the surface on which the sunlight is incident. By arranging a large number of the units, a concentrator photovoltaic module can be configured.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Method and apparatus providing single step vapor chloride treatment and photovoltaic modules

A method and apparatus are disclosed in which cadmium chloride is deposited on a cadmium telluride layer while simultaneously heat treating the cadmium telluride layer.. .
First Solar, Inc.

Low-sloped roof solar mounting systems

A mounting system for supporting a plurality of photovoltaic modules on a support surface, such as a low-sloped roof, is disclosed herein. The mounting system includes a plurality of telescoping tubular members configured to support photovoltaic modules on a support surface, and configured to be adjustably attached to one another so as to accommodate undulations and uneven regions of the support surface, and at least one of the plurality of telescoping tubular members comprising an arched portion so as to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction.

Adhesives for attaching wire network to photovoltaic cells

Provided are novel methods of fabricating photovoltaic modules using pressure sensitive adhesives (psa) to secure wire networks of interconnect assemblies to one or both surfaces of photovoltaic cells. A psa having suitable characteristics is provided near the interface between the wire network and the cell's surface.

Photovoltaic power farm structure and installation

Unique mounting structures and installation methods for arrays of photovoltaic modules are disclosed. These structures and methods allow for simple, inexpensive and facile production of expansive area solar energy collection facilities.

Photovoltaic plant linked to a high-voltage electrical network

The invention concerns a photovoltaic plant intended to be linked to a single-phase or multiphase electrical network of which at least one effective voltage of a phase is greater than or equal to 3 kv. The photovoltaic plant comprises at least one first field of photovoltaic modules linked to a first inverter and a second field of photovoltaic modules linked to a second inverter, the first and second inverters being connected in series, the first inverter being linked to the electrical network, each photovoltaic module of the first field of photovoltaic modules having a breakdown voltage greater than or equal to 20 kv.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Cable module for module inverter of a photovoltaic generator

The disclosure relates to alternating-current cabling for a photovoltaic generator having a plurality of photovoltaic modules equipped with module inverters. The alternating-current cabling comprises an alternating-current trunk line and branch cables connected thereto for feeding the alternating current from the plurality of module inverters into the common alternating-current trunk line, such that the alternating-current trunk line can be routed at a distance from the module inverters, and is composed of a plurality of pre-assembled cable modules.
Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co. Kg

Backsheets/frontsheets having improved adhesion to encapsulants and photovoltaic modules made therefrom

A backsheet or frontsheet having an outer layer with a melting temperature greater than or equal to 150° c. Includes at least one surface comprising a surface modification to improve adhesion between the backsheet or frontsheet and an encapsulant.
Dow Global Technologies Llc

Stacked and integrated electric power generating device capturing multiple light sources for power generation

A stacked and integrated electric power generating device for capturing multiple light sources for power generation has a first concentrating photovoltaic module and a second concentrating photovoltaic module. The first concentrating photovoltaic module 10 has a transparent solar concentrating panel and a thin film solar cell.

System and reconfiguring a solar panel for storage and transport

A mobile solar array is provided which can be reconfigured between an operational (i.e. Flat) configuration, and a retracted (i.e.
Envision Solar International, Inc.



Photovoltaic Modules topics:
  • Photovoltaic Modules
  • Photovoltaic Module
  • Photovoltaic Cell
  • Disconnect
  • Holographic
  • Crystallin
  • Semiconductor
  • Fault Detection
  • Engageable
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Ventilation
  • Power Conversion System
  • Silicon Wafer
  • Longitudinal Axis
  • Encapsulation


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