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Capturing the spectural response of solar cells with a quasi-steady-state, large-signal technique

Date

2006

Authors

Mackel, Helmut
Cuevas, Andres

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John Wiley & Sons Inc

Abstract

A new approach to measure the spectral response of the short-circuit current of solar cells is presented in this investigation. The main innovative feature is the light source, which produces a broad range of intensities, up to 10 suns in a quasi-steady-state mode, thus making the use of a bias light redundant. This results in large, integral signals that can be recorded directly without resorting to lock-in amplification. Measurements of different solar cell structures with a conventional and the new measurement set-up resulted in good agreement.

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Keywords: Amplification; Integral equations; Light sources; Silicon solar cells; Large-signal technique; Quasi-steady-state techniques; Solar cell structures; Spectral response; Solar cells Quasi-steady-state techniques; Silicon solar cells; Spectral response

Citation

Source

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1002/pip.661

Restricted until

2037-12-31