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Shingle system

United States Patent

February 12, 2008
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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. Water resistant junctions may be formed between the bases of adjacent shingle assemblies of an array of shingle assemblies. The base may include an insulation layer underlying a water barrier. The base may also include a waterproofing element; the width and height of the barrier may be shorter than the width and height of the waterproofing element.
Dinwoodie; Thomas L. (Piedmont, CA)
SunPower Corporation, Systems (San Jose, CA)
11/ 049,260
February 2, 2005
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under DOE SBJR contract DE-FG 03 99ER82862 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.