Flexible connectors of building integrable photovoltaic modules for enclosed jumper attachment

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9577133
APP PUB NO 20130118558A1
SERIAL NO

13298178

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Provided are novel Building Integrable Photovoltaic (BIPV) modules having one or more connectors that are movable between extended and retracted positions. Connector adjustment may be performed in the field, for example, during installation of a module. In certain embodiments, a connector includes a connector body and extension body. The extension body flexibly attaches the connector body to the module and allows the connector body to move with respect to the module edge. In an extended position, the connector body is positioned closer to the edge and is configured to make electrical connections to a joiner connector for interconnecting with an adjacent module. In a retracted positioned, the connector body is positioned further from the edge and is configured to make electrical connections to a jumper for interconnecting the conductive elements of the connector. In certain embodiments, a jumper does not protrude beyond the edge when connected to the connector body.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BEIJING APOLLO DING RONG SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.BEIJING, CN95
MIASOLESANTA CLARA, CA, US43

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sherman, Adam C Newark, US 16 50

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