Photovoltaic power generation roof and installation method thereof

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6323478
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09179836

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A solar panel roofing board and a general roofing board are electrically connected directly or indirectly via a clip, spring, vis, and so on. Further, a conductive member is provided between the roofing boards and a roof installation surface, and the roofing boards are connected to the conductive member. Accordingly, potentials of the roof configuring parts of a photovoltaic power generation roof using a solar panel roofing board become the same, thereby making it easy to ground them as well as to select a connection point to the ground. Further, a metal sheet roof provided for securing fire resistance is used to achieve the above object.

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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO44623

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fujisaki, Tatsuo Nara, JP 28 816
Itoyama, Shigenori Nara, JP 42 1335
Makita, Hidehisa Tanabe, JP 30 853
Sasaoka, Makoto Tanabe, JP 23 734
Shiomi, Satoru Tanabe, JP 20 546

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