Photovoltaic roofing panels, photovoltaic roofing assemblies, and roofs using them

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8418415
APP PUB NO 20090133740A1
SERIAL NO

12268313

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The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic devices, and more particularly to photovoltaic roofing products in which photovoltaic elements are affixed to roofing substrates. In one embodiment of the invention, a photovoltaic roofing panel comprising a roofing panel substrate having a top surface; and at least six discrete photovoltaic elements affixed to the roofing panel substrate with their photovoltaically-active areas exposed at the top surface of the roofing panel. Another embodiment of the invention is a photovoltaic roofing assembly comprising: a plurality of discrete photovoltaic roofing elements, each comprising one or more photovoltaic elements affixed to a roofing substrate; and a joining member, wherein the plurality of photovoltaic roofing elements are disposed on and affixed to the joining member and are electrically interconnected.

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CERTAINTEED CORPORATION20 MOORES ROAD MALVERN PA 19355

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jacobs, Gregory F Oreland, US 205 2481
Kalkanoglu, Husnu M Swarthmore, US 183 2641
Shaw, Wayne E Glen Mills, US 38 522
Shiao, Ming-Liang Collegeville, US 41 198

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