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2.2 ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC, INFORMATION ENGINEERING, Electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications
A low-cost solution for antennas integrated into solar cells, allowing their implementation in solar tracking installations is proposed. The proposed passive device autonomously adjusts the phase shift of a two-element array proportional to the panel rotation. Consequently, the main beam is steered to compensate for panel rotation and maintain a radio link. The proposed device operates for a rotation of ±45° with an amplitude variation of ≤0.4 dB at 2.51 GHz.
Narbudowicz, A., O'Conchubhair, O. & Ammann, M. (2016). Integration of antennas with sun-tracking solar panels. IEEE Xplore Digital Library.2016. doi:10.1049/el.2016.1040.