Photovoltaic Roofing Tiles And Methods For Making Them

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20140326401A1
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14336671

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The present invention relates to photovoltaic roofing tiles and methods of manufacturing them. One aspect of the present invention is a photovoltaic roofing tile comprising: a polymeric carrier tile having a top surface and a bottom surface; and a photovoltaic element affixed to the polymeric carrier tile, the photovoltaic element having a bottom surface and a top surface having an active area. Another aspect of the invention is a method of making a photovoltaic roofing tile comprising inserting into a compression mold a polymeric tile preform having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a photovoltaic element, a surface of the photovoltaic element being disposed adjacent to a surface of the polymeric tile preform; compression molding the polymeric tile preform and the photovoltaic element together to form an unfinished photovoltaic roofing tile; and finishing the unfinished photovoltaic roofing tile to provide the photovoltaic roofing tile.

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CERTAINTEED CORPORATION20 MOORES ROAD MALVERN PA 19355

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Kalkanoglu, Husnu M Swarthmore, US 183 2641
Shaw, Wayne E Glen Mills, US 38 522
Shiao, Ming-Liang Collegeville, US 41 198

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