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Bearing shaft for photovoltaic modules and system having a number of photovoltaic modules
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
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 ...
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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 ...
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Soiling measurement system for photovoltaic arrays
Solarcity Corporation
August 10, 2017 - N°20170230001

A system for measuring the power or energy loss in a photovoltaic array due to soiling, which is the accumulation of dust, dirt, and/or other contaminants on the surfaces of photovoltaic modules, comprising: a pair of photovoltaic reference devices placed within or near the photovoltaic array and co-planar to the modules comprising the array, wherein one reference device is ...
Radiative micron-gap thermophotovoltaic system with integrated gap pressure application
Mtpv Power Corporation
August 10, 2017 - N°20170229996

A photovoltaic panel assembly including a heat sink and a plurality of photovoltaic modules mounted on the heat sink. Each photovoltaic module includes a photovoltaic element separated from an emitter assembly by a gap. The emitter assembly includes an emitter and applies force towards the photovoltaic element to maintain the gap. The photovoltaic panel assembly may also utilize a force ...
Radiative micron-gap thermophotovoltaic system with transparent emitter
Mtpv Power Corporation
August 10, 2017 - N°20170229995

A thermophotovoltaic panel assembly including a heat sink and a plurality of thermophotovoltaic modules mounted on the heat sink. Each thermophotovoltaic module includes a photovoltaic element separated from an emitter assembly by a gap. The emitter assembly includes an emitter and applies force towards the photovoltaic element to maintain the gap. The thermophotovoltaic panel assembly may also utilize a force ...
Modulation and control methods for quasi-z-source cascade multilevel inverters
Qatar Foundation For Education Science And Community Development
August 10, 2017 - N°20170229871

The modulation methods for quasi-z-source cascade multilevel inverters relate to control and signal modulation of quasi-z-source cascade multilevel inverters, such as those used with photovoltaic power systems. The modulation methods for quasi-z-source cascade multilevel inverters include a modular multilevel space vector modulation method for a photovoltaic quasi-z-source cascade multilevel inverter for compensating for unequal voltages of separate photovoltaic modules, a ...
Combiner box having motorized overcurrent protection
Sma Solar Technology Ag
August 10, 2017 - N°20170229856

The disclosure relates to a combiner box including input connections for string lines from a plurality of strings of photovoltaic modules, and output connections for a pair of output lines to an inverter. The combiner box further includes a switching device by means of which the strings are connected to the inverter and which comprises output-side switching contacts and, for ...
Photovoltaic modules for rigid carriers
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
July 27, 2017 - N°20170213925

A photovoltaic module including at least a transparent first layer forming a front face of the photovoltaic module to receive a light flux, an assembly of plural photovoltaic cells arranged side by side and connected together electrically, an assembly encapsulating the photovoltaic cells, and a second layer fo ming a rear face of the photovoltaic module. The encapsulating assembly and ...
Three-directional photovoltaic module connector
Solarcity Corporation
July 13, 2017 - N°20170201207

A three-directional photovoltaic module connector. The module connector includes first serial connection portion on each side for connecting two adjacent photovoltaic modules together in a serial, end-to-end connection. The module connector also includes a first parallel connection portion for connecting the two serially connected pairs of adjacent photovoltaic modules together in parallel, that is, side-to-side. The module connector further includes ...
Photovoltaic modules comprising organoclay
Dow Global Technologies Llc
July 13, 2017 - N°20170200842

Pv modules with improved volume resistivity comprise an encapsulant film and a polyolefin backsheet at least one of which comprises organoclay.
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