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1. US20190028055 - Packaging for solar roof tiles

Office United States of America
Application Number 15656794
Application Date 21.07.2017
Publication Number 20190028055
Publication Date 24.01.2019
Grant Number 10734938
Grant Date 04.08.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H02S 20/25
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
20Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object
22specially adapted for buildings
23specially adapted for roof structures
25Roof tile elements
H02S 40/34
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
40Components or accessories in combination with PV modules, not provided for in groups H02S10/-H02S30/137
30Electrical components
34comprising specially adapted electrical connection means to be structurally associated with the PV module, e.g. junction boxes
H01L 31/02
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
02Details
H01L 31/048
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
048Encapsulation of modules
E04D 1/30
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
1Roof covering by making use of tiles, slates, shingles, or other small roofing elements
30Special roof-covering elements, e.g. ridge tiles, gutter tiles, gable tiles, ventilation tiles
H01L 31/05
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
05Electrical interconnection means between PV cells inside the PV module, e.g. series connection of PV cells
CPC
E04D 1/30
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
1Roof covering by making use of tiles, slates, shingles, or other small roofing elements
30Special roof-covering elements, e.g. ridge tiles, gutter tiles, gable tiles, ventilation tiles
H02S 20/25
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 [PV] MODULES
20Supporting structures for PV modules
20Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object
22specially adapted for buildings
23specially adapted for roof structures
25Roof tile elements
H01L 31/0201
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
02Details
02002Arrangements for conducting electric current to or from the device in operations
02005for device characterised by at least one potential jump barrier or surface barrier
02008for solar cells or solar cell modules
0201comprising specially adapted module bus-bar structures
H01L 31/0488
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
048Encapsulation of modules
0488Double glass encapsulation, e.g. photovoltaic cells arranged between front and rear glass sheets
H01L 31/0504
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
05Electrical interconnection means between PV cells inside the PV module, e.g. series connection of PV cells
0504specially adapted for series or parallel connection of solar cells in a module
H02S 40/34
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 [PV] MODULES
40Components or accessories in combination with PV modules, not provided for in groups H02S10/00 - H02S30/00
30Electrical components
34comprising specially adapted electrical connection means to be structurally associated with the PV module, e.g. junction boxes
Applicants TESLA, INC.
Inventors Bobby Yang
Peter P. Nguyen
Seth M. Winger
Piotr Zajac
Kaleb A. Klauber
Jennifer L. Wang
Jiunn Benjamin Heng
Agents Dentons US LLP
Title
(EN) Packaging for solar roof tiles
Abstract
(EN)

One embodiment provides a solar roof tile module. The module includes a plurality of solar roof tiles positioned side by side and one or more tile spacers. The tiles are electrically and mechanically coupled to each other. A tile spacer is positioned between two adjacent solar roof tiles, thereby preventing water leakage. A solar roof tile can include a front cover, a back cover, and a plurality of photovoltaic strips positioned between the front and back covers. Each photovoltaic strip includes a first edge busbar located on an edge of a first surface and a second edge busbar located on an opposite edge of a second surface, and the photovoltaic strips are arranged in such a way that the first edge busbar of a photovoltaic strip overlaps with a second edge busbar of an adjacent photovoltaic strip, thereby forming a serial connection among the photovoltaic strips.

Also published as
MXMX/a/2020/000772