Photovoltaic tiles, roofing system, and method of constructing roof

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20040000334A1
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10608201

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There are provided photovoltaic tiles (each containing at least one photovoltaic cell) which can be readily integrated into a roof structure constructed of standard roofing materials. The photovoltaic tiles have frames which hold photovoltaic elements, the frames having end portions which are engageable with opposite end portions of similarly-shaped photovoltaic tiles and/or with end portions of standard roofing tiles, and/or which are shaped similar to shapes of end portions of standard roofing tiles. There are also provided roofing systems including standard roofing tiles and such photovoltaic tiles. There are also provided methods of constructing a roof using such a roofing system.

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HERITAGE POWER LLCNEWARK, DE4

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ressler, Stephen Wilmington, DE 4 73

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2004/0031,518 Roofing element comprising at least one solar cell 13 2003
 
SOLAR ROOFING SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5590495 Solar roofing system 87 1995
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 6336304 Horizontal-roofing roof and mounting method thereof 30 2000
* Cited By Examiner

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (4)
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SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN (2)
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LUMETA, LLC (11)
7557291 Photovoltaic module for roofs 8 2006
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CERTAINTEED CORPORATION (9)
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DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
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OWENS CORNING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, LLC (2)
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Posnansky, Frank (1)
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BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA INC. (1)
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FATH GMBH (2)
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KANEKA CORPORATION (2)
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MIASOLE (2)
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9634168 Attachment structures for building integrable photovoltaic modules 0 2011
 
BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION (1)
9273885 Roof integrated photovoltaic system 1 2014
 
A. RAYMOND ET CIE (2)
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MOUNTING SYSTEMS GMBH (2)
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DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (2)
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DRAGON ENERGY PTE. LTD. (1)
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DRI Solar Corporation (1)
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OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC (1)
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SOLYNDRA LLC (1)
* 2009/0114,268 REINFORCED SOLAR CELL FRAMES 4 2007
 
SUNPOWER CORPORATION (11)
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* 2006/0266,405 Fire resistant PV shingle assembly 20 2005
8558101 Supported PV module assembly 10 2006
7435134 Photovoltaic module mounting clip with integral grounding 151 2007
7780472 Photovoltaic module mounting clip with integral grounding 140 2008
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* 2011/0113,704 WATER-RESISTANT APPARATUSES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES 4 2010
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8904717 Fire resistant PV shingle assembly 0 2012
 
THE QUERCUS TRUST (1)
* 2008/0149,163 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS 6 2007
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
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* 2004/0045,595 Solar cell module-mounting structure and solar cell module array 3 2003
* Cited By Examiner