Method of making photovoltaic module

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5830779
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08779101

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A photovoltaic module that serves as a shingle, tile or other building material that may be placed onto the exterior of a structure. The photovoltaic module generates a voltage when exposed to light and this voltage may be directed onto transmission lines of a power utility and/or into an external battery that may serve as a source of power for the building on which the photovoltaic shingles are laid. The practice of the present invention provides for a variety of mechanical and electrical connectors for securing together the photovoltaic modules and/or for connecting the photovoltaic modules to the exterior structure. Furthermore, the structure of the modules is such that the modules are automatically electrically connected together when laid on the building.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Bressler Group Inc.PHILADELPHIA, PA2
SOLAR ROOFING SYSTEMS, INC.PHILADELPHIA, PA2

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bressler, Peter W Philadelphia, PA 43 940
Coleman, John D Philadelphia, PA 40 806

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
6928775 Multi-use electric tile modules 43 2002
7578102 Electric tile modules 12 2005
* 2005/0279,400 Electric tile modules 12 2005
7681363 Electric tile modules 12 2006
* 2010/0282,318 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE 4 2009
7854095 Electric tile modules 9 2009
* 2009/0266,405 ELECTRIC TILE MODULES 0 2009
* 2010/0294,341 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FRAMELESS BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL 1 2010
* 2011/0094,170 PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING WIRING ARRAY, PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING WIRING SYSTEM AND ROOFS USING THEM 5 2010
* 8883540 Method for manufacturing photovoltaic module formed on corrugated-sheet building material 0 2013
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
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SOLAR ROOFING SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
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CERTAINTEED CORPORATION (10)
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AWBSCQEMGK, INC. (1)
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ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
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OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC (1)
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SUNPOWER CORPORATION (1)
* 2015/0349,176 HIGH VOLTAGE SOLAR PANEL 12 2015
 
FTC SOLAR, INC. (1)
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* 2005/0274,408 Photovoltaic module architecture 44 2005
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THE QUERCUS TRUST (2)
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Solar Intergrated Technologies, Inc. (4)
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