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Mounting system for securing a photovoltaic device and method for its use

United States Patent Application

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A mounting system for securing a photovoltaic device to a surface is provided in accordance with an exemplary embodiment. The mounting system includes one or more mounting members for securing an inactive area of the photovoltaic device to the surface. The mounting members are configured so the inactive area is non-destructively detachable from the surface and the photovoltaic device is not made incapable of operation due the detachment process. In an exemplary embodiment, the mounting system includes a unique configuration of mounting members for securing the photovoltaic device against the surface during a predetermined load condition imposed upon the photovoltaic device.
Varde, Uday (West Bloomfield, MI), Call, Jonathan (Royal Oak, MI), Guha, Subhendu (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
12/ 378,310
February 13, 2009
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] This invention was made, at least in part, under U.S. Government, Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-FC36-07G017053. The Government may have rights in this invention.