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Photovoltaic building sheathing element with anti-slide features

United States Patent

September 8, 2015
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The present invention is premised` upon an assembly that includes at least a photovoltaic building sheathing element capable of being affixed on a building structure, the photovoltaic building sheathing element. The element including a photovoltaic cell assembly, a body portion attached to one or more portions of the photovoltaic cell assembly; and at feast a first and a second connector assembly capable of directly or indirectly electrically connecting the photovoltaic cell assembly to one or more adjoining devices; wherein the body portion includes one or more geometric features adapted to engage a vertically adjoining device before installation.
Keenihan; James R. (Midland, MI), Langmaid; Joseph A (Caro, MI), Lopez; Leonardo C (Midland, MI)
14/ 004,499
March 22, 2012
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under contract DE-FC38-07G017054 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.