Patents by Inventor Neil Vincent Placer

Neil Vincent Placer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140060620
    Abstract: A solar photovoltaic panel system which has a thermal sink and a panel mounting structure is provided. The panel mounting structure contains a water flow section. The water flow section includes an inflow section and an outflow section. A solar photovoltaic panel is mounted between the inflow section and the outflow section. A water supply system is connected to the panel mounting structure to provide water on a top surface of the solar photovoltaic panel. The water provided from the thermal sink is returned to the thermal sink after flowing on the top surface of the solar photovoltaic panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tennessee Valley Authority
    Inventor: Neil Vincent PLACER
  • Publication number: 20100018571
    Abstract: This invention relates to frame for a solar panel, a solar module, a solar assembly and a method for easy installation of a solar collector to a structure. A support mounts to the structure and a mounting bar attaches to the support. Each frame for holding a solar panel includes tabs that engage the mounting bar or a second frame and includes a self aligning guide. A mounting element receives an anchor to affix the frame to the support. The adjustable interlocking design of this invention allows removal of a solar module without requiring disturbing an adjacent module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Neil Vincent Placer