Photovoltaic shingle system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5575861
SERIAL NO

08474938

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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 and separated by embossed inactive regions. Each of the tab portions includes a photovoltaic generating device affixed thereto. An encapsulating layer covers the top surface of each strip and wraps around the exposed and side edges. The photovoltaic devices are electrically interconnected, and each photovoltaic shingle member includes a hair 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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UNITED SOLAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION1100 W MAPLE ROAD TROY MI 48084

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Glatfelter, Troy Royal Oak, MI 10 487
Younan, Kais Troy, MI 6 237

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