MOISTURE INGRESS RESISTANT PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE

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APP PUB NO 20140345674A1
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14286823

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One embodiment of the present invention provides a photovoltaic (PV) module. The PV module includes a front-side glass cover facing sunlight, a plurality of interconnected PV cells situated below the glass cover, a plurality of bussing wires electrically coupled to the PV cells, and a back-sheet situated below the PV cells. The back-sheet comprises a metal layer sandwiched between a top and a bottom insulation layers. The back-sheet comprises a cut slot to facilitate the bussing wires to thread through the cut slot to reach a junction box situated below the back-sheet. The PV module further comprises one or more insulation layers inserted between the bussing wires and sidewalls of the cut slot in the back-sheet. The insulation layers are configured to insulate the bussing wires to the metal layer in the back-sheet.

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SOLARCITY CORPORATION3055 CLEARVIEW WAY SAN MATEO CA 94402

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fu, Jianming Palo Alto, US 134 3800
Heng, Jiunn Benjamin San Jose, US 52 618
Xu, Zheng Pleasanton, US 263 3988
Yang, Bobby Los Altos Hills, US 34 207

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