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Solar Panel Truss Mounting Systems and Methods

United States US9163861 B2

Issued June 28, 2016

Tristan Farris Al-Haddad

Andrés Cavieres

Russell Gentry

Joseph Goodman

Wade Nolan

Taylor Pitelka

Keyan Rahimzadeh

Bradley Brooks

Joshua Lohr

Ryan Crooks

Jamie Porges

Daniel Rubin

The goal of this design is to provide the most cost-effective racking system for utility scale PV arrays. This system, called the Quad Pod, is predicated on the principles of preassembly to minimize labor cost and ultra-efficient, long-span truss design to minimize material cost. Additionally, both approaches yield significant improvements in installation time and worker safety and comfort.

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