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Constant voltage I-V curve flash tester for solar cells

Keogh, William; Cuevas, Andres; Blakers, Andrew

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Flash testers are commonly used for measuring solar cells and modules but in their usual implementation are complex, expensive, and susceptible to transient errors. This work presents a new tester design that is simple, low cost, and reduces transient errors by use of a constant-voltage cell-bias circuit. A novel feature of the system is that it extracts a family of I-V curves over a decade range of light intensity, which provides comprehensive information on cell performance. The new design...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88105
Source: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2003.11.001

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