Solar Nanoantennas energy based characterization

C. Di Garbo, P. Livreri, G. Vitale



Solar nanoantennas appear a very interesting solution to exploit solar radiation, as a matter of fact, their operating principle allows heat losses to be lessened compared to traditional photovoltaic cells and efficiency to be increased. Anyway, some technological issues are to be overcome.
Literature often proposes a characterization by radiation efficiency typical of traditional antennas. Since the aim of solar nanoantennas is to harvest energy, in this paper the most promising devices are characterized by the upper bound of deliverable power density calculated in the whole operating wavelengths range.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ),Vol. 1, Nº. 14
Pages:862-867 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/5/4
REF:490-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.490 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

C. Di Garbo(1), P. Livreri(1), G. Vitale(2)
1. Dipartimento di Energia, ingegneria dell?Informazione, e modelli Matematici, Università di Palermo,
Palermo. Italy
2. Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Intelligenti per l`Automazione (ISSIA), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR),
Palermo. Italy

Key words

Nanoantenna, photovoltaic cell, energy conversion.


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