Photovoltaic shingle system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5437735
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08175968

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A photovoltaic roofing shingle includes a strip of roofing material having an overlap portion, and a plurality of tab portions depending therefrom. Each of the tab portions includes a photovoltaic generating device affixed thereto. The photovoltaic devices are electrically interconnected, and each photovoltaic shingle member includes a pair of electrical terminals for delivering power from said photovoltaic devices. In use, the shingle members are affixed to a roof so that the tab portions of one row of shingles cover the overlap portion of an adjoining row. Electrical interconnection may be made through the roof to the inside of the building, or to a point atop the roof.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
United Solar Systems CorporationTROY, MI42

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banerjee, Arindam Madison Heights, MI 34 596
Glatfelter, Troy Royal Oak, MI 10 443
Hoffman, Kevin Sterling Heights, MI 15 330
Lycette, Mark Berkley, MI 11 179
Wolf, David Clawsen, MI 74 905
Younan, Kais Troy, MI 6 223

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