Photovoltaic module framing system with integral electrical raceways

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PATENT NO 6111189
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09123724

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A multi-purpose photovoltaic module framing system is provided which combines and integrates the framing system with the photovoltaic electrical system. The user friendly framing system is easy to install and can be directly mounted to a roof surface without auxiliary brackets and beams. The economical framing system has aesthetically pleasing frames to mechanically hold and support photovoltaic modules. The multi-purpose frames desirably have integral electrical raceways which conceal and protect most electrical components and wires. The reliable frames are specially constructed and arranged to permit easy access to output wires and do not require junction boxes. Ground clips can be directly connected to the convenient framing system.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BP SOLAR INTERNATIONAL INC.FREDERICK, MD9

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Garvison, Paul Harpers Ferry, WV 4 420
Warfield, Donald B Woodbine, MD 11 521

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