Photovoltaic roofing systems and methods for installing them

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8468757
APP PUB NO 20120317901A1
SERIAL NO

13494712

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The present invention relates to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are disposed upon roofing elements such as shingles, tiles, shakes or slates. For example, in one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic roofing system comprising: a first plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements; a bus bar batten system extending across the headlap regions of the first plurality of roofing elements, the bus bar batten system comprising one or more rigid supports and an electrical interconnection system; a first plurality of photovoltaic elements, each disposed on a butt region of one of the first plurality of roofing elements, each operatively engaged with the electrical interconnection system of the bus bar batten system; and a second plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements disposed on the roof deck and covering the bus bar batten system and the headlap regions of the first plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements.

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CERTAINTEED CORPORATIONMALVERN PA

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Batt, Paul J Macungie, US 6 70
Jacobs, Gregory F Oreland, US 205 2481
Koch, Stephen A Collegeville, US 44 817
Krause, Richard H Collegeville, US 4 111
Shaw, Wayne E Glen Mills, US 38 522

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