MVV Energie has filed a patent for a roof mounting system that allows for the attachment of PV modules to a roof. The system includes mounts with a base, upstanding projection, block, tightening means, and sealing washer, as well as a sliding member for adjusting the PV module mounting height. The system aims to provide a waterproof seal and corner-to-corner coupling arrangement for the PV modules. GlobalData’s report on MVV Energie gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Roof mounting system for attaching pv modules with adjustable height

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: MVV Energie AG

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230188084A1) describes a roof mounting system for attaching photovoltaic (PV) modules to a roof. The system includes a roof with a surface, mounts with a base and an upstanding projection, a block with a horizontal portion and a vertical engaging portion, and a tightening means to attach the block and base to the roof. A sealing washer is placed between the head portion of the tightening means and the distal end of the upstanding projection to form a waterproof seal. The PV modules are coupled to the mounts, and a sliding member with a sliding groove is used to adjust the mounting height of the PV modules.

The patent also describes a system where structural members are adjustably attached to the block's vertical engaging portions. These structural members have a top portion with a horizontal groove, and clamp assemblies are connected to the PV modules and can be attached to the top portion of the structural members via the horizontal groove. The clamp assemblies sandwich the PV modules between a clamp member and the top portion of the structural members.

Another embodiment of the roof mounting system includes a base member with an upstanding cylindrical portion, a block member with a first portion parallel to the roof and a second portion perpendicular to the roof, and a sealing washer compressed between the screw head portion and the top surface of the block member. A structural member supports the PV modules above the roof and has a track extending its entire length. A clamp assembly connects the PV modules to the structural member.

The patent also describes a base mount assembly attached to the roof surface, consisting of a base member with a rounded upstanding portion and a block member with a first portion parallel to the roof and a second portion with a slotted opening. A tightening means attaches the base mount assembly to the roof, and a sealing washer prevents water seepage. A structural member supports the PV modules above the roof and has a groove running its entire length. A clamp assembly connects the PV modules to the structural member.

Overall, the patent presents various embodiments of a roof mounting system for PV modules, providing adjustable height and secure attachment to the roof. The system includes mounts, blocks, sealing washers, structural members, and clamp assemblies to ensure stability and waterproofing.

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