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MATING SYSTEM FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY

United States Patent Application

20160118521
A1
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A photovoltaic component comprising; two or more mating components spatially separated along a surface of the photovoltaic component wherein at feast one of the two or more mating components mates with a portion of one or more adjacent photovoltaic components to form a connection between one or more mating components of the one or more adjacent photovoltaic components so that a mating connection is formed between the photovoltaic component and the adjacent photovoltaic component, and wherein the at least one of the two or more mating components of the photovoltaic component and the at least one of the one or more mating components of the adjacent photovoltaic component align the photovoltaic component and the adjacent photovoltaic component relative to one another; and wherein at least one of the two or more mating components of the photovoltaic component are shaped and form a handle for carrying and/or moving the photovoltaic component.
Keenihan, James R. (Midland, MI), Lopez, Leonardo C. (Midland, MI)
14/ 898,589
June 9, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made at least in part with U.S. Government support under contact number DE-EE0004434 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.