Influence of Solar Heating on the Performance of Integrated Solar Cell Microstrip Patch Antennas

TitleInfluence of Solar Heating on the Performance of Integrated Solar Cell Microstrip Patch Antennas
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRoo Ons, MJ, Shynu, SV, Seredynski, M, Ammann, MJ, McCormack, S, Norton, B
Journal TitleSolar Energy
Volume84
Issue9
Pagination1619-1627
Journal Date09/2010
ISSN Number0038-092X
Abstract

The integration of microstrip patch antennas with photovoltaics has been proposed for applications in autonomous communication systems for building façades. Full integration was achieved using polycrystalline silicon solar cells as both antenna ground plane and direct current power generation in the same device. This paper provides an overview of the proposed photovoltaic antenna designs and characterises the variation of the electromagnetic properties of the device with temperature and solar radiation. Measurements for both copper and solar antennas are reported on three different commercial laminates with contrasting values for thermal coefficient of the dielectric constant.

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DOI10.1016/j.solener.2010.06.007
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