SATURATION CURRENT IN SOLAR CELLS - AN ANALYSIS.

N. M. Ravindra, Basudev Prasad

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Abstract

An analysis of the saturation current in solar cells is presented. Based on this analysis it is concluded that the factor A which appears in the W. Shockley equation I//O equals A exp ( minus E//g/kT) is material independent and that A has a value 2. 95 multiplied by 10**5 A per unit area (1 cm**2) of the cell. On the basis of the work of N. M. Ravindra and V. K. Srivastava, the saturation current in solar cells can be explicitly related to a solid state parameter, the O K Debye temperature of the semiconductor dlnI//O/dT is also evaluated for various semiconductors at various temperatures. The study shows that dlnI//O/dT increases with increasing E//g//O.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-113
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Cells: Their Science, Technology, Applications and Economics
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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