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1. EP2678492 - MOUNTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 12749797
Application Date 22.02.2012
Publication Number 2678492
Publication Date 01.01.2014
Publication Kind B1
IPC
E04D 13/18
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
13Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Roof drainage
18Roof covering aspects of energy collecting devices, e.g. including solar panels
F24S 25/00
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
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
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 TESLA INC
Inventors WEST JOHN RAYMOND
HUDSON TYRUS HAWKES
Designated States
Priority Data 201161445042 22.02.2011 US
Title
(DE) BEFESTIGUNGSSYSTEM UND BEGFESTIGUNGSVERFAHREN FÜR PHOTOVOLTAIKMODULE
(EN) MOUNTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE MONTAGE POUR MODULES PHOTOVOLTAÏQUES
Abstract
(EN) 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.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un système et un appareil comprenant des modules photovoltaïques présentant un cadre permettant un assemblage rapide et facile des modules photovoltaïques dans un ensemble photovoltaïque d'une manière robuste et durable. Dans des exemples de la présente technologie, les modules photovoltaïques peuvent présenter un cadre à rainures dans lequel la rainure est pratiquée suivant un angle par rapport à une surface plane des modules. Divers couplages peuvent s'insérer dans la rainure pour assembler les modules photovoltaïques dans l'ensemble photovoltaïque au moyen d'un raccordement à montage pivotant. D'autres exemples de la présente technologie fonctionnent avec des modules photovoltaïques présentant des cadres exempts de rainures ou avec des modules photovoltaïques dans lesquels le cadre est complètement omis.