MULTI-MODULE INVERTERS AND CONVERTERS FOR BUILDING INTEGRABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20130169056A1
SERIAL NO

13338481

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Provided are multi-module inverters and/or converters for connecting to a set of building integrable photovoltaic (BIPV) modules that are interconnected in series and arranged into photovoltaic arrays on building structures. Outputs from multiple multi-module inverters and/or converters in one array may be combined using parallel connections and then connected to an electrical grid, standalone electrical network, or central inverter. Each set is connected to a different multi-module inverter and/or converter and may have a variable number of BIPV modules. A multi-module inverter and/or converter may be positioned within or integrated into one of the BIPV modules or attached to a building structure supporting the array. In certain embodiments, a multi-module inverter and/or converter is installed in a ventilation channel on the back side of a module. A multi-module inverter and/or converter may be also integrated into an electrical routing structure connected to one of the BIPV modules.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BEIJING APOLLO DING RONG SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.BEIJING, CN94
MIASOLESANTA CLARA, CA, US42

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Corneille, Jason S San Jose, US 7 58
Krajewski, Todd A Mountain View, US 3 18
Sherman, Adam C Newark, US 14 25

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