Webinar by UNIVPM - Electromagnetic Modelling of Solar Light Harvesting

Prof. Davide Mencarelli, from the UNIVPM team who belongs to the "modelling group" in GreEnergy, will give a webinar on 14 July 2022, as part of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council & IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society REGION 8 YPs webinar series.

During this webinar, Prof. Davide Mencarelli will present the modelling approaches used in the project for solar light harvesting and energy storage.

More specifically, energy harvesting devices require to integrate the energy-harvesting component in self-powering nano-systems. Prototypes of the integrated components will be developed incorporating nano-optical antennas with nano-rectifiers, namely rectennas, and micro-energy storage components. In GreEnergy, the modelling group has recently shown, through numerical simulations, that nanoarray antennas with small lattice pitch provide frequency flattening of the lattice impedance over the whole solar spectrum, eventually allowing for excellent matching with the antennas’ loads. Also, the small pitch allows for a smooth dependence of the receiving efficiency on the angle of incidence of sunlight. It is also shown numerically that the reflecting mirror also allows for an almost complete cancellation of light scattered by the receiving antennas. The final result is a polarization insensitive receiving theoretical efficiency over the whole solar spectral range.

Learn more about the first achievements of the GreEnergy project from the modelling side by joining this webinar! Registration link is available here.