Bi-stable Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Switch for Smart PV Skin

Moustafa Raslan, Robert Balog

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Abstract

In the light of recent innovations in the field of photovoltaics, a novel concept of non-planar smart photovoltaic skin is being studied. This smart PV skin consists of individual PV cells that are grouped in into clusters called pixels in response to environmental changes through the use of miniature switches embedded within the PV skin. This paper proposes a design concept for a shape memory alloy actuated switch suitable for such application. Analysis and prototyping of the proposed design concept are also discussed as part of this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129600
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 19 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

Name2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period19/11/1921/11/19

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Keywords

  • Miniature Devices
  • Photovoltaic Skin
  • Shape Memory Alloy
  • Switch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Raslan, M., & Balog, R. (2019). Bi-stable Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Switch for Smart PV Skin. In 2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Proceedings [9020676] (2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SGRE46976.2019.9020676