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One Piece, Collapsible PV Assembly

United States Patent Application

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A collapsible PV assembly comprises a PV module, a front support and a rear support assembly. The front and rear supports are secured to the front and rear edges of the PV module. The rear support assembly comprises a wind deflector assembly including a wind deflector which can be placed in a downwardly and outwardly extending use orientation and a storage orientation, extending along the lower surface of the PV module. In some embodiments the wind deflector assembly is pivotally connected to the PV module.
Mascolo, Gianluigi (Danville, CA), Dinwoodie, Thomas L. (Piedmont, CA)
PowerLight Corporation (Berkeley CA)
11/ 617,109
December 28, 2006
STATE SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with State of California support under the California Energy Commission Agreement Number 500-00-034. The Energy Commission has certain rights to this invention.