SolarDock, a manufacturer of non-penetrating solar mounting systems, says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent (No. US D668,214 S) for its grounding clip. The patent covers the design of the clip, which features dual-sided serrations and central mounting holes.
The clip is an integral part of SolarDock's TUV-certified integrated grounding system. When the solar modules are attached to the SolarDock system, the grounding clip bonds modules to the racking by piercing the surface of both panel frames and docks.
Made of sturdy 0.030′ 304 stainless steel, the clip was designed with electrical safety in mind, with 400% more teeth than other similar grounding solutions on the market, according to the company.