Integration of flexible photovoltaic modules on top of inflatable tents

Elena Findeisen, Rachel Harwini Harbantomo Tjokropranoto, Jeroen Rijnenberg, Jos Lenssen, Angele Reinders

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A PV powered inflatable tent has been developed using flexible PV modules which have been integrated in the tent's roof leading to a light-weight and easily usable product. This this paper presents energy balance studies, the modular reinforced flexible PV system design and other design features of this product-integrated PV application. The nominal power of the PV powered tent is at present 544 Wp (at η=8%). It contains a battery of 300 Ah, which is sufficient for power supply to basic functions such as the use of mobile phones and light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2724-8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Oregon Convention Center, Portland, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016
Conference number: 43


Conference43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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