First GreEnergy workshop - Roadmap from design to production of nanoantennas based solar energy harvester

16 October 2023,
13.00–15.00 CEST
Online (Link will be sent to registered participants)

The theoretical limit of nanoantenna as sunlight harvester is over 90% compared to the theoretical limit of conventional silicon solar cells around 30%. In the framework of the GreEnergy project, researchers at the University of Udine and Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy have shown in recent work that a design of antennas could be used to convert sunlight to electricity with an efficiency of >70% and a modelled diode can rectify it with approximately 50% efficiency.

In this workshop, we will discuss what technological challenges remain before solar panels based on these findings can be realized and gone to production and what commercial potential they can have.


All times are in CEST

Overview of the GreEnergy project
Dr. Avi Ginzburg (AMO GmbH)
Talk 1: What are the main challenges to achieve efficient solar energy harvesting?
Prof. Michele Midrio (University of Udine)
Dr. Davide Mencarelli (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
Q&A session
Talk 2: 2D materials for energy harvesting application and the scaling-up route
Prof. Max C. Lemme (AMO GmbH & RWTH Aachen University)
Q&A session
Panel discussion with invited speakers and special guests
Moderator: Prof. Per Lundgren (Chalmers University of Technology)
End of the workshop