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Super- Efficient Solar Panels with Nantennas

Author(s):

D.Dilip Kumar , PANIMALAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE; R.Edwin Manoj, PANIMALAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE; Dr.G.Siva Kumar, PANIMALAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Keywords:

Nanoantennas, Super-Efficient Solar Panels

Abstract

People have been using Solar Power to cook, heat, disinfect, from ancient period. The only limit was human ingenuity. And now with the solar panels you can turn solar energy into free electricity. Depending on construction, solar panels can produce electricity from a range of frequencies of light, but usually cannot cover the entire solar range (specifically, ultraviolet, infrared and low or diffused light). Hence much of the incident sunlight energy is wasted by solar panels. At present, solar panels designed to generate electricity are fairly expensive to produce. We are going to present a paper about using nanotennas in solar panels. This paper presents an alternate to the Photovoltaic (PV) approach, using recent advances in nano-technology, and provides a pathway for nantennas that combine broadband energy collection with high efficiency and low cost. These "nanoantennas" could replace the silicon semiconductors in special solar panels, which could harvest more energy from a wider spectrum of sunlight than is currently possible.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I70375
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2015
Page(s): 638-640

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