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A novel printed dipole solar antenna design with an integrated balun is proposed for the first time with high efficiency polycrystalline silicon solar cells is presented in this paper. The optimum orientation of the silver DC bus bars of the solar cell is determined in order to achieve best antenna performance. Good solar antenna performance similar to that of ordinary printed dipoles with PEC reflectors is achieved.
Shynu, S. et al. (2008) A microstrip printed dipole solar antenna using polycrystalline silicon solar cells. AP-S 2008: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium,San Diego, California, 5-11 July, 2008, doi:10.1109/APS.2008.4619048