Flexible connectors for building integrable photovoltaic modules

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9231123
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13043227

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Provided are novel building integrable photovoltaic (BIP) modules having flexible connectors and methods of fabricating thereof. According to various embodiments, a BIP module includes a photovoltaic insert having one or more photovoltaic cells and a flexible connector having a flexible member and a connector member. The flexible member provides flexible mechanical support to the connector member with respect to the insert. The flexible member may include a flat conductive strip, a portion of which is shaped to provide additional flexibility to the flexible member along its width. The connector member encloses one or more conductive elements, such as louvered sockets, which are electrically connected to the photovoltaic insert by the flexible member. In certain embodiments, the same flat conductive strip is used to form a shaped portion as well as conductive element and/or a portion of a bus bar extending into the photovoltaic 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 Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sherman, Adam C Newark, US 14 25

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MIASOLE (4)
9577133 Flexible connectors of building integrable photovoltaic modules for enclosed jumper attachment 0 2011
* 2013/0169,056 MULTI-MODULE INVERTERS AND CONVERTERS FOR BUILDING INTEGRABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES 1 2011
* 9735728 Flexible module connectors of flexible photovoltaic modules 0 2014
* 2014/0305,493 FLEXIBLE MODULE CONNECTORS OF FLEXIBLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES 0 2014
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