Patent Number: 8,793,941

Title: Photovoltaic roofing components and systems

Abstract: The present invention relates particularly to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are integrated on a roof deck with conventional roofing materials. In one aspect, a photovoltaic roofing system includes a two-part tee element disposed on a roof deck, the two-part tee element comprising a base piece including a central portion; two opposed horizontally-extending first and second flanges extending from the central portion, and a top piece attachment feature formed in the central portion, and a top piece including a base piece attachment feature mated with the top piece attachment feature of the base piece; and a vertically extending portion extending from the base piece attachment feature. A first photovoltaic element can be disposed on the roof adjacent the base piece with its edge disposed on the horizontally-extending first flange of the base piece of the two-part tee element.

Inventors: Bosler; Kenneth D. (Holland, PA), Kalkanoglu; Husnu M. (Swarthmore, PA), Jacobs; Gregory F. (Oreland, PA), Chihlas; Peter (Lansdale, PA), Jenkins; Robert L. (Honeybrook, PA), Zhou; Sean X. (Collegeville, PA)

Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation

International Classification: E04D 13/18 (20140101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018