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Silicon solar cell testing in concentrated sunlight and simulated sunlightA method is described for testing silicon solar cells in concentrated sunlight and simulated sunlight. Concentrated sunlight is obtained by using an acrylic Fresnel lens; the simulated sunlight source is a short arc Xenon lamp. Average illumination levels during the tests are inferred from an assumed linear relationship between short circuit current and illumination. The linearity assumption is investigated for 0.3 alpha cm base resistivity silicon cells and found to be valid. Some typical results are presented to illustrate the type of information obtained during the testing.
Document ID
19770023596
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Burgess, E. L. (Sandia National Labs. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Mitchell, K. W. (Sandia National Labs. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Terrest. Photovoltaic Meas., 2
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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