Analytical and computer modelling of suns-Voc silicon solar cell characteristics

Andres Cuevas*, Jason Tan

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    Theoretical modelling of suns-Voc characteristics of silicon solar cells in extreme conditions of surface recombination and illumination intensity predicts departures from the standard I-V characteristic curves. These departures result in ideality factors that can be either higher or lower than unity, depending on the conditions. Analytical proof of such non-idealities is also given in the paper, showing that they are due to the finite diffusivity of carriers towards the surfaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)958-960
    Number of pages3
    JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
    Issue number6-7
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


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