Solar-Powered RF Signal Generation for Energy Harvester Applications

Project Statement

Solar-powered RF signal generation for energy harvester applications is a senior project that will be completed during the 2017-2018 school year. This project will use a Photovoltaic panel to harness solar energy and convert it into electrical energy. That electrical energy will be used to transmit a 915 MHz EM wave which will be used in a wireless power transfer system. The project is to be designed for 24/7 operation, even in times of low insolation. 


The goal of this project is to design a 915 MHz RF transmitter powered by solar energy, instead of utility power. The system will have the capacity to store backup power for times with low levels of insolation. It will be built for 24/7 operation.