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Water-resistant apparatuses for photovoltaic modules

United States Patent

March 4, 2014
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A water-resistant apparatus is provided. This water-resistant apparatus is positioned near a photovoltaic module. The water-resistant apparatus includes hollow, elongated conduits, and each conduit can hold water with surface tension based on exposure of the conduit to water. The surface tension causes a formation of a meniscus that inhibits a flow of water through the conduit.
Lenox; Carl J. S. (Oakland, CA)
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
12/ 882,793
September 15, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING STATE SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with State of California support under California Energy Commission Contract Number 500-04-009. The Energy Commission has Certain Rights to this Invention.