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1. CN106059456 - Pivot-fit frame, system and method for photovoltaic modules

Office
China
Application Number 102016000041999
Application Date 22.02.2012
Publication Number 106059456
Publication Date 26.10.2016
Publication Kind A
IPC
H02S 20/30
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
20Supporting structures for PV modules
30Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
H02S 30/10
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
30Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
10Frame structures
CPC
F24S 25/20
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
25Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
20Peripheral frames for modules
F24S 25/61
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
25Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
60Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules
61for fixing to the ground or to building structures
F24S 25/613
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
25Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
60Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules
61for fixing to the ground or to building structures
613in the form of bent strips or assemblies of strips; Hook-like connectors; Connectors to be mounted between building-covering elements
F24S 25/67
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
25Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
60Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules
67for coupling adjacent modules or their peripheral frames
F24S 25/70
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
25Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
70with means for adjusting the final position or orientation of supporting elements in relation to each other or to a mounting surface; with means for compensating mounting tolerances
F24S 2025/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
25Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
01Special support components; Methods of use
02Ballasting means
Applicants ZEP SOLAR INC.
Inventors WEST JOHN RAYMOND
HUDSON TYRUS HAWKES
Priority Data 61/445,042 22.02.2011 US
Title
(EN) Pivot-fit frame, system and method for photovoltaic modules
Abstract
(EN) The invention relates to a pivot-fit frame, system and method for photovoltaic modules. A system and apparatus are disclosed including PV modules having a frame allowing quick and easy assembling of the PV modules into a PV array in a sturdy and durable manner. In examples of the present technology, the PV modules may have a grooved frame where the groove is provided at an angle with respect to a planar surface of the modules. Various couplings may engage within the groove to assemble the PV modules into the PV array with a pivot-fit connection. Further examples of the present technology operate with PV modules having frames without grooves, or with PV modules where the frame is omitted altogether.