A barrier, such as a PV module, is secured to a base by a support to create a shingle assembly with a venting region defined between the barrier and base for temperature regulation. The bottom edges of the barriers of one row may overlap the top edges of the barriers of another row. The shingle assemblies may be mounted by first mounting the bases to an inclined surface; the barriers may be then secured to the bases using the supports to create rows of shingle assemblies defining venting regions between the barriers and the bases for temperature regulation.
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
This invention was made with government support under DOE SBIR contract DE-FG03 99 ER82862 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.