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Accurate Measurement, Using Natural Sunlight, of Silicon Solar Cells

Keogh, William; Blakers, Andrew


The light source is very important when measuring solar cells. Commonly used light sources - good-quality solar simulators - are expensive and have far from ideal characteristics. Computer modelling described in this work strongly suggests that testing of silicon solar cells under natural sunlight is simpler, cheaper, and more accurate than all but the most careful simulator measurements. Direct-beam solar spectra were generated with the model SMARTS2 for a range of atmospheric conditions, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
DOI: 10.1002/pip.517


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