US Patent No. 10,367,357

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS


Patent No. 10,367,357
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title System And Method For Installing Solar Panels
Inventorship Brian Cunningham, Wilbraham, MA (US)
Todd Georgopapadakos, Honolulu, HI (US)
Mark Duda, Honolulu, HI (US)
Scott Sato, Honolulu, HI (US)
Assignee SAFECONNECT SOLAR, INC., Honolulu, HI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,367,357

1. A solar panel system for determining how many solar panels connected to a controller, comprising;an electrical pathway connecting the controller to a plurality of solar panels;
a first resistance associated with each of the solar panels;
an external environment resistance defined by a cumulative presence of at least the first resistance associated with each of the solar panels, wherein the external environment resistance is different based on a total number of the solar panels connected to the electrical pathway;
a second resistance associated with the controller;
the external environment resistance and the second resistance at least partially define a voltage divider to receive an input voltage from the controller and produce an output voltage;
the controller being programmed to determine from the produced output voltage the total number of the solar panels connected to the controller along the electrical pathway.