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Ben Tarbell, Peter Rive, Chebar Ivan Cooper, Roland Poklemba, Nelson David Ho: Renewable energy system monitor. SolarCity Corporation, April 12, 2011: US07925552 (60 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention include a renewable energy system monitor. In one embodiment, information is received in a server from solar power stations across a network. The information includes operational data for each solar power station identified by a particular power station identific ...


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Ben Tarbell, Christine Concho, Soren Jensen, Zack Ardell Smith: Roof support apparatus for solar panels. SolarCity Corporation, Fountainhead Law Group P C, September 21, 2010: US07797883 (22 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the present invention includes a roof support apparatus which may be used for securing a load to a tile-covered roof. The roof support apparatus comprises a mounting plate, a first and second attachment member, an upper support member, and a load. The mounting plate engages its ba ...


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Jack Raymond West, Brian Atchley, Tyrus Hawkes Hudson, Emil Johansen: Connecting components for photovoltaic arrays. SolarCity Corporation, Larry D Johnson, October 20, 2015: US09166524 (6 worldwide citation)

The invention includes an apparatus for mounting a photovoltaic (PV) module on a structure where the apparatus includes a base portion, a stud portion, and a coupling portion. The coupling portion includes a male portion that acts as a spring under load and a clip portion that penetrates the PV modu ...


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Damien Scott, Dennis Alan Cox, Ben Tarbell: Supply side backfeed meter socket adapter. Solarcity Corporation, Fountainhead Law Group P C, January 19, 2010: US07648389 (6 worldwide citation)

A utility meter adapter plugs between a utility meter and its meter socket to provide a power pigtail suitable for a solar electric system to backfeed power to the utility. A round plastic base has several connector jaw blades underneath positioned like a meter to fit in a meter socket and its jaw s ...


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David Arfin: Methods for financing renewable energy systems. Solarcity Corporation, Fountainhead Law Group PC, March 8, 2011: US07904382 (5 worldwide citation)

A business method for financing renewable energy systems includes offering a home loan to a homeowner in which the interest payable by the homeowner are tax deductable. A lease is also offered to the homeowner for the installation and use of a renewable energy system. A deposit of cash proceeds from ...


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Jack Raymond West, Hans Christoph Haenlein: Apparatus for forming and mounting a photovoltaic array. SolarCity Corporation, Larry D Johnson, October 6, 2015: US09154074 (2 worldwide citation)

A photovoltaic (PV) module framing and coupling system enables the attachment of PV modules to a roof or other mounting surface without requiring the use of separate structural support members which attach directly to and span between multiple PV modules in a formed PV array. The apparatus provides ...


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Tyrus Hudson, John R West: Foothold system on sloped roof. SolarCity Corporation, Larry D Johnson, August 18, 2015: US09109371 (2 worldwide citation)

Foothold system on a sloped roof includes first flashing block with hole, second flashing block with hole, moveable foothold with hook portion removably inserted into first flashing block hole and lower portion comprising a step portion extending down-roof from hook portion, the moveable foothold mo ...


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Jack Raymond West, Brian Atchley, Tyrus Hawkes Hudson, Emil Johansen: Photovoltaic array mounting apparatus, systems, and methods. SolarCity Corporation, Larry D Johnson, January 5, 2016: US09231517 (2 worldwide citation)

A photovoltaic array, including: (a) supports laid out on a surface in rows and columns; (b) photovoltaic modules positioned on top of the supports; and (c) fasteners connecting the photovoltaic modules to the supports, wherein the supports have an upper pedestal surface and a lower pedestal surface ...


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David Arfin: Systems and methods for financing renewable energy systems. Solarcity Corporation, Fountainhead Law Group PC, May 8, 2012: US08175964 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for financing renewable energy systems includes offering a home loan to a homeowner in which the interest payable by the homeowner are tax deductible. A lease is also offered to the homeowner for the installation and use of a renewable energy system. A deposit of cash proceeds from the home ...


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David Arfin, Michael Niver, Ben Tarbell: Methods of processing information in solar energy system. Solarcity Corporation, Fountainhead Law Group P C, August 21, 2012: US08249902 (1 worldwide citation)

A sales method provides for the demonstration, performance forecasting, financing, leasing, renting, power purchase agreement, tax-advantages, and group benefits of complete renewable energy systems. Even before a sales call is attempted, a system integrator has arranged a special group of lenders a ...



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