Equivalent circuit approach to solar cell modeling

Tony K P Wong, Philip Ching Ho Chan

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Abstract

In the equivalent circuit model approach, the model is a non-linear distributed circuit where the circuit elements are related to familiar semiconductor device parameters. The well-established circuit simulation techniques can therefore be applied to analyze the equivalent circuit. In this paper, we shall expand the model to the silicon photovoltaic cell by adding the photo-excitation. We shall illustrate this by an example in which monochromatic light is applied to one side of a p+/n junction cell. The output characteristics of the solar cell are then compared with the results from Medici simulator. The design optimization of the solar cell and the effects on accuracy by reducing number of sections in the model are also described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
PublisherIEEE
Pages222-225
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Region 10 International Conference on Microelectronics and VLSI, TENCON'95 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Nov 199510 Nov 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Region 10 International Conference on Microelectronics and VLSI, TENCON'95
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/11/9510/11/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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