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Direct Anchoring Solar Module System and Installation Method

United States Patent Application

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An integrated preassembled solar panel module includes a solar panel configured for receiving and converting solar radiation to produce electrical power. Multiple mounting feet are coupled to the solar panel at selected locations. One or more sheathing anchors are configured for coupling the mounting feet to roof sheathing at locations not overlapping roof rafters and thereby securing the solar panel to the roof sheathing without accessing an underside of the roof sheathing.
Goldberg, Neil (Berkeley, CA), Tyler, Troy Douglas (El Cerrito, CA), Schultz, David (Berkeley, CA), Davis, Bron (Vacaville, CA), Kim, Eugene (Orinda, CA)
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April 26, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with Government support under Award No. DE-EE0006457 and Award No. DE-EE0006693 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.