Interpretation of the Spectral Response of a Solar Cell in Terms of the Spatial Collection Efficiency

J. Sinkkonen, A. Hovinen, T. Siirtola, E. Tuominen, M. Acerbis

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Abstract

According to a mathematical interpretation developed in our laboratory the spectral response of a solar cell is simply a Laplace transform of the spatial dependent collection efficiency function of the cell. Thus, if the collection efficiency is known important material parameters of the solar cell can be found. The spectral response can easily be measured with an appropriate measurement unit. Thus, by taking an inverse Laplace transform from this measured data, the collection efficiency can be calculated and the solar cell parameters can be extracted. The outstanding benefit of this approach is that the important parameters of the solar cell can be obtained simply by using a mathematical analysis of the spectral response data instead of applying more complicated characterization measurements to the cell itself. We have applied the method to simulated spectral responses as well as spectral responses measured from real solar cells.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1996 25th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference; Washington, DC, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages561-564
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventIEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Washington, United States
Duration: 13 May 199617 May 1996
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameConference record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Abbreviated titlePVSC
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period13/05/199617/05/1996

Keywords

  • collection efficiency
  • solar cell
  • spectral response

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