Bio-mimetic subwavelength surfaces for near-zero reflection sunrise to sunset

S. A. Boden, D. M. Bagnall

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Abstract

We present a study of antireflective schemes and their operation over a full day. We compare simulation results for single and double layer antireflective coatings with biomimetic moth-eye structures, taking into account the full range of wavelengths and incident angles experienced by fixed solar cells from sunrise to sunset. We show that solar cells incorporating antireflective moth-eye arrays could produce up to 12% more energy than those employing single layer antireflective coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
Pages1358-1361
Number of pages4
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: 7 May 200612 May 2006

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period7/05/0612/05/06

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    Boden, S. A., & Bagnall, D. M. (2007). Bio-mimetic subwavelength surfaces for near-zero reflection sunrise to sunset. In Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 (Vol. 2, pp. 1358-1361) https://doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279683