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Connector device for building integrated photovoltaic device

United States Patent

November 10, 2015
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The present invention is premised upon a connector device and method that can more easily electrically connect a plurality of PV devices or photovoltaic system components and/or locate these devices/components upon a building structure. It also may optionally provide some additional sub-components (e.g. at least one bypass diode and/or an indicator means) and may enhance the serviceability of the device.
Keenihan; James R. (Midland, MI), Langmaid; Joe A. (Caro, MI), Eurich; Gerald K. (Merrill, MI), Lesniak; Michael J. (Kawkawlin, MI), Mazor; Michael H. (Midland, MI), Cleereman; Robert J. (Midland, MI), Gaston; Ryan S. (Midland, MI)
14/ 358,513
August 8, 2014
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under contract DE-FC36-07G01754 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.