Solar battery module and roofing material incorporating it

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6498289
SERIAL NO

08904650

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Abstract

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A solar battery module is constructed in such a way that a photovoltaic element is fixed on a reinforcing sheet, a plurality of junction boxes for drawing power out of the photovoltaic element to the outside are provided on an anti-light-receiving-surface side of the reinforcing sheet, first spacer members having a height higher than a height of the junction boxes are placed along two opposite sides of the reinforcing sheet, and a second spacer member is placed between the plurality of junction boxes. When it is applied to a roof, the first spacer members are fixed on a roof substrate material, a space defined between the roofing material and the roof substrate material is open to the outside air, and the space is in communication with the inside of a house at the ridge. The above structure simplifies works for securing combination solar battery and roofing materials with forming a draft layer onto the roof. In addition, when stress is exerted on the central portion of panel, the above structure prevents the panel from being deformed and prevents the junction boxes from being broken.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO44623

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fukae, Kimitoshi Nara, JP 51 2160
Mori, Masahiro Kyoto, JP 133 2043

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