EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 5EO.2.4 Light Weight Interconnection Weave for Space PV
Type: Oral
Date: Friday, 10th September 2021
08:30 - 10:00
Author(s): T. Borgers, J. Szlufcik, M. Van den Storme, G. Van den Storme, C. Brandt, D. Girolamo, S. Das, J. Verdonck, P. Nivelle, J. Govaerts, G. Doumen, L. Vastmans, S. De Vrieze, E. Voroshazi, J. Poortmans
Presenter / Speaker: T. Borgers, imec, Genk, Belgium
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 5EO.2 Concentrators and PV for Space Applications
Topic: 5. 4 Concentrators, PV for Space Applications, and TPV
Keywords: Solar Array, Weave, Conductor Integration, Flexible Blanket, Solar Cell Assembly
Summary / Abstract: This work reports on the first results of a new concept for a flexible blanket based on weaving technology, which could potentially be employed as a carrier structure for the photovoltaic assembly (PVA) within a flexible solar array (SA) architecture. Though further away from current proposed solutions, the promising potential of such a weaving approach is describing the creation of an electrically functional and integrated flexible carrier with minimal weight and stowage volume.