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1. (WO2017019719) SENSING, INTERLOCKING SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/019719    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/044151
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 28 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F24J 2/00
F24J 2/46
H02S 20/00
H02S 20/20
Applicants: SMASH SOLAR, INC.
Inventors: GOLDBERG, Neil
TYLER, Troy, Douglas
KIM, Eugene
DAVIS, Bron
SCHULTZ, David
PRACA, Miguel, Martinho, Lopes
WOLFE, John
Title: SENSING, INTERLOCKING SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION METHOD
Abstract:
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.