Solar panel fire skirt

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9878188
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15136793

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Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards fire blocking apparatuses. A fire blocking apparatus for a solar panel is mounted to an underlying mounting surface. The fire blocking apparatus includes a panel support structure sized and shaped to be mounted between a solar panel and the mounting surface thereby supporting and creating a gap between at least a portion of the solar panel and the mounting surface, where at least a portion of the panel support structure comprises a heat or fire sensitive material configured to melt, deform, or warp at a predetermined temperature such that when the structure is mounted between the solar panel and the mounting surface and heated at or above the predetermined temperature, the panel support structure collapses to reduce the gap between the at least a portion of the solar panel and the mounting surface.

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SOLARCITY CORPORATION3055 CLEARVIEW WAY SAN MATEO CA 94402

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ryba-White, Julian San Francisco, US 4 39
Scott, Damien Daly City, US 6 68
Tarbell, Ben Palo Alto, US 30 1245

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