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|1. (WO2017019719) SENSING, INTERLOCKING SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION METHOD|
|Applicants:||SMASH SOLAR, INC.
TYLER, Troy, Douglas
PRACA, Miguel, Martinho, Lopes
|Title:||SENSING, INTERLOCKING SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION METHOD|
A preassembled solar panel module includes a solar panel configured for receiving and converting solar radiation to produce electrical power. Multiple panel rails are coupled in preassembly to a backside surface of the solar panel, including at least two panel rails disposed halfway or more along opposing longest edges of the solar panel. Multiple snap connector components are each coupled to one of the at least two rails and are each configured to couple with a complimentary snap connector component of an adjacent preassembled solar panel module or of a wind deflector accessory, or both. One or more mounting feet are each coupled at a selected location to one of the at least two panel rails and are each configured for coupling at a selected location to a roof or to other sunlight receiving surface.