Electrical connectors of building integrable photovoltaic modules

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9112080
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13046461

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Provided are novel building integrable photovoltaic (BIP) modules and methods of fabricating thereof. A module may be fabricated from an insert having one or more photovoltaic cells by electrically interconnecting and mechanically integrating one or more connectors with the insert. Each connector may have one or more conductive elements, such as metal sockets and/or pins. At least two of all conductive elements are electrically connected to the photovoltaic cells using, for example, bus bars. These and other electrical components are electrically insulated using a temperature resistant material having a Relative Temperature Index (RTI) of at least about 115° C. The insulation may be provided before or during module fabrication by, for example, providing a prefabricated insulating housing and/or injection molding the temperature resistant material. The temperature resistant material and/or other materials may be used for mechanical integration of the one or more connectors with the insert.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BEIJING APOLLO DING RONG SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.BEIJING, CN94
MIASOLESANTA CLARA, CA, US42

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ahmad, Nazir San Jose, US 18 262
Corneille, Jason S San Jose, US 7 58
Meyers, Michael San Jose, US 16 48
Sherman, Adam C Newark, US 14 25

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MIASOLE (5)
* 9236832 Interconnecting strips for building integrable photovoltaic modules 0 2011
* 2013/0098,420 INTERCONNECTING STRIPS FOR BUILDING INTEGRABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES 6 2011
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* 2013/0169,056 MULTI-MODULE INVERTERS AND CONVERTERS FOR BUILDING INTEGRABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES 1 2011
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