US 9,813,014 B2
Solar cell array
Yuta Nishio, Yasu (JP); Yusuke Yasuno, Otsu (JP); and Kitae Hirayama, Otsu (JP)
Assigned to KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyoto (JP)
Appl. No. 15/33,053
Filed by KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyoto (JP)
PCT Filed Oct. 31, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/079064
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Apr. 28, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/064740, PCT Pub. Date May 7, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-226569 (JP), filed on Oct. 31, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0285406 A1, Sep. 29, 2016
Int. Cl. F24J 2/52 (2006.01); H01G 9/20 (2006.01); H02S 30/10 (2014.01); H02S 20/23 (2014.01); H01L 31/048 (2014.01)
CPC H02S 20/23 (2014.12) [F24J 2/5207 (2013.01); F24J 2/5258 (2013.01); H01G 9/2068 (2013.01); H01L 31/048 (2013.01); H02S 30/10 (2014.12); Y02B 10/12 (2013.01); Y02E 10/47 (2013.01); Y02E 10/542 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A solar cell array comprising:
a first solar cell module and a second solar cell module that each include, at external peripheral edge portions in plan view, a first side portion and a second side portion that is opposite to the first side portion,
the first solar cell module and the second solar cell module being arranged side by side in an inclination direction at an inclined surface in such a manner that the first solar cell module is tilted and disposed at a lower side of the inclined surface and the second solar cell module is tilted and disposed at an upper side of the inclined surface to cause the first side portion of the first solar cell module to face the second side portion of the second solar cell module;
a holding member that is interposed between the first side portion of the first solar cell module and the second side portion of the second solar cell module,
wherein the holding member includes:
a first holding portion that holds the first side portion of the first solar cell module and that extends along the first side portion, and
a second holding portion that holds the second side portion of the second solar cell module and that extends along the second side portion,
wherein the first holding portion includes:
a covering portion that covers an upper end portion of the first side portion of the first solar cell module,
a first supporting portion that sandwiches, together with the covering portion, the first side portion and supports a lower end portion of the first side portion, and
a first side wall portion that is positioned between the covering portion and the first supporting portion and that faces the first side portion, and
wherein the second holding portion includes:
a second supporting portion that supports a lower end portion of the second side portion of the second solar cell module,
a second side wall portion that faces the second side portion, and
a third supporting portion that is provided between the first side wall portion and the second side wall portion and that is provided below an upper end surface of the second side portion of the second solar cell module, and
a pressing member which is supported by the third supporting portion and includes a securing portion and a stopper,
wherein the stopper is mounted on the third supporting portion by using the securing portion, extends along the second side portion through a length that is less than a length of the second side portion in a longitudinal direction, sandwiches the second side portion together with the second supporting portion of the second holding portion, and presses the upper end surface of the second side portion.