Session

2023 poster session

Location

Weber State University

Start Date

5-8-2023 10:00 AM

Description

To address the challenge of global energy, using the thermoradiative effect to harvest radiative energy from the sun is not only a promising approach for nighttime renewable energy, but potentially one to increase solar energy production during the day time as well. Current modeling predicts that an ideal and optimized nighttime thermoraidative diode (NTRD) can generate a maximum power density of 0.12 mW/cm2. For comparison the maximum for a photovoltaic panel is 5.48 mW/cm2. These results indicate that the maximum power generated is strongly influenced by external light efficiency as well as the ambient temperature and humidity. This shows potential that not only on its own, a NTRD can create measurable energy, but it has the potential to increase current solar panel production as well.

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

Thermally Powered Solar Panels

Weber State University

To address the challenge of global energy, using the thermoradiative effect to harvest radiative energy from the sun is not only a promising approach for nighttime renewable energy, but potentially one to increase solar energy production during the day time as well. Current modeling predicts that an ideal and optimized nighttime thermoraidative diode (NTRD) can generate a maximum power density of 0.12 mW/cm2. For comparison the maximum for a photovoltaic panel is 5.48 mW/cm2. These results indicate that the maximum power generated is strongly influenced by external light efficiency as well as the ambient temperature and humidity. This shows potential that not only on its own, a NTRD can create measurable energy, but it has the potential to increase current solar panel production as well.