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Terrestrial solar spectra, solar simulation, and solar cell efficiency measurement

Richard J. Matson

Terrestrial solar spectra, solar simulation, and solar cell efficiency measurement

by Richard J. Matson

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Published by Solar Energy Research Institute, Available from National Technical Information Service in Golden, Colo, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar radiation simulation.,
  • Solar batteries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR. Matson, R. Bird, K. Emery ; prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy.
    SeriesSERI/TR -- 612-964.
    ContributionsBird, R. E., Emery, K., Solar Energy Research Institute., United States. Dept. of Energy.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 108 p. :
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17653338M

    Oriel ® Solar Simulators provide the closest spectral match to solar spectra available from any artificial source. The match is not exact, but better than needed for many applications. For the closest match possible, choose a Oriel Sol3A Class AAA Solar Simulator, these maintain an extremely tight uniformity, output stability and spectral match, as required by the photovoltaic cell. The spatial coherence of the white-light laser also allows the simulation of solar concentrator power levels to over suns [2,3], and to make 2D efficiency maps of sample devices [4]. These efforts have been focused mainly on multi-junction cells with broadband absorption characteristics to maximize the efficiency of PV cells.

    Terrestrial solar spectra, solar simulation, and solar-cell-efficiency measurement Technical Report Matson, R ; Bird, R ; Emery, K After a discussion of the fundamentals of light transmittance, both measured and modeled atmospheric effects (i.e., air mass, molecular and aerosal scattering, and absorption) on terrestrial solar spectra are discussed. G2V Optics has crafted the pico LED small area solar simulator to provide truly controllable illumination, complete with software-controlled spectra, traceable calibration, all with no bulbs, filters, or moving pico can replicate any terrestrial or extraterrestrial solar spectra including AMG, AM0 – AM10, and geography-, season-, or time-specific spectra with the click of a button.

    Measurement of Solar Irradiation • Example of global (total) irradiance on a horizontal surface for a mostly clear day and a mostly cloudy day in Greenbelt, MD (Thekaekara, ): (a) global solar radiation for the day was MJ/m(a) global solar radiation for the day was MJ/m2; (b) global solar; (b) global solar. The use of photovoltaics, or solar cells, is a second well established method for converting light into useable energy and has been described as the ‘art of converting sunlight directly into electricity’. Whereby, a highly efficient crystalline silicon solar cell can convert up to 24% of the solar spectrum .


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Terrestrial solar spectra, solar simulation, and solar cell efficiency measurement by Richard J. Matson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Terrestrial solar spectra, solar simulation, and solar cell efficiency measurement. [Richard J Matson; R E Bird; K Emery; Solar Energy Research Institute,; United States. Department of Energy,] -- Three significant steps in evaluating the conversion efficiency of solar cells are to choose a terrestrial solar irradiance standard, to select the optimal light source and.

Terrestrial Solar Spectra, Solar Simulation and Solar Cell Efficiency Measurement Article (PDF Available) September with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Terrestrial solar spectra, solar simulation and solar cell short-circuit current calibration: A review.

of a mismatch between the chosen standard terrestrial solar spectrum and the actual irradiance conditions for the rated efficiency of a solar cell.

In addition, this review provides the photovoltaics community with a tutorial document and Cited by:   The spectral technique implementation includes the following steps illustrated in Fig. 1: (i) measurement of the CUT SR, (ii) measurement of the solar simulator power spectrum and calculation of the photocurrent, (iii) calculation of a mismatch factor between the photocurrent generated by CUT under standard and simulator illumination, which will be referred below as the sun-simulator Author: Alexey Gavrik, Artur L.

Mannanov, Artur L. Mannanov, Sergey Tsarev, Vladimir V. Bruevich, Vasiliy A. The standards for cell testing are: Air mass spectrum (AM) for terrestrial cells and Air Mass 0 (AM0) for space cells.

Intensity of mW/cm 2 (1 kW/m 2, also known as one-sun of illumination) Cell temperature of 25 °C (not K) Four point probe to remove the effect of probe/cell contact resistance. from all segments of the solar cell community.

The Workshop was divided into three sessions, each lasting one day: (1) Terrestrial Solar Irradiance (2) Solar Simulation and Reference Cell Calibration (3) Cell and Array Measurement Procedures For each session several short papers were presented in.

ASTM (Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Terrestrial PV Testing, E) [1]. A general consensus considers a performance grading (A, B, and C) for spatial uniformity, temporal stability, and spectral match.

Commercially, the xenon arc lamp has dominated the solar simulator light technology of the past years. Solar Cell Structure; Silicon Solar Cell Parameters; Efficiency and Solar Cell Cost; 6.

Manufacturing Si Cells. Manufacturing Si Cells; First Photovoltaic devices; Early Silicon Cells; Silicon Wаfers & Substrates; Refining Silicon; Types Of Silicon; Single Crystalline Silicon; Czochralski Silicon; Float Zone Silicon; Multi.

Soteris A. Kalogirou, in Solar Energy Engineering (Second Edition), Extraterrestrial solar radiation. The amount of solar energy per unit time, at the mean distance of the earth from the sun, received on a unit area of a surface normal to the sun (perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the radiation) outside the atmosphere is called the solar constant, G sc.

In the past, it was common to re-write the equations slightly to simplify the solution to solve specific cases, however, such methods are time consuming.

For example. the solar cell modelling program on page XXX accurately models solar cell operation but only. Solar radiation at the Earth's surface varies from the solar radiation incident on the Earth's atmosphere. Cloud cover, air pollution, latitude of a location, and the time of the year can all cause variations in solar radiance at the Earth's surface.

Solar cells work by absorbing sunlight which generates either electron-hole pairs or excitons. Then, charge carriers of opposite types are separated and extracted into an external circuit generating electricity and thus renewable energy.

When working with solar cells, the best measure for its performance is to calculate its efficiency. The Field Guide to Solar Optics consolidates and summarizes optical topics in solar technologies and engineering that are dispersed throughout the literature.

The field guide also attempts to clarify topics and terms that could be confusing or at times misused. As with any technology area, optics related to solar technologies can be a wide-ranging field.

Solar Spectra. NREL offers access to a variety of solar spectra in HTML, text, and spreadsheet formats. By accessing these files, you agree to abide by the NREL data disclaimer.

Air Mass Zero: Extraterrestrial Solar Irradiance Spectra. Learn more about these standard air mass zero spectra: ASTM Standard Extraterrestrial Spectrum Reference. addition the book also covers other forms of solar en-ergy, in particular Solar Thermal applications and Solar Fuels.

Many of the topics that are discussed in this book are also covered in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Solar Energy (DelftX, ETTU) that is given by Arno Smets on the edX platform and starts on 1 September The spectral response is conceptually similar to the quantum efficiency.

The quantum efficiency gives the number of electrons output by the solar cell compared to the number of photons incident on the device, while the spectral response is the ratio of the current generated by the solar cell to the power incident on the solar cell.

A spectral response curve is shown below. In this paper, the main issues in modeling and measuring terrestrial solar spectra and their relation to the short-circuit current of solar cells are addressed. These issues are (1) the measured and modeled terrestrial solar spectra, (2) the optimal light sources and their filtering for simulating the standard terrestrial solar irradiance spectrum and (3) the consequences of a mismatch between.

Photovoltaic Effect: An Introduction to Solar Cells Text Book: Sections & References: The physics of Solar Cells by Jenny Nelson, Imperial College Press, Solar Cells by Martin A. Green, The University of New South Wales, Silicon Solar Cells by Martin A.

Green, The University of New South Wales, Y. Jestin, in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, Incident spectra. The solar spectrum changes throughout the day and with location, making the down-shifter efficiency dependent of the spectral energy distribution [63, 64].Using two different solar spectra, differences in efficiency measurements as large as 10% have been demonstrated in a Si-based cell using a fluorescent dye as.

A solar cell can be calibrated at a calibration lab, such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; ), and is used as a reference to calibrate a solar simulator—hence the name "reference solar cell." Most terrestrial solar cells are tested under the global AM (air mass) G (global) condition (see Fig.

1). The AM0 ( mW/cm 2) or space (extraterrestrial) solar spectrum is rich in ultraviolet than that in terrestrial solar spectrum. Suppose a typical solar cell exhibits efficiency of 28% in the space, whereas the same shows ~ 32% in terrestrial field because of poor electrical conversion of ultra violet light [15].

On the other hand, harsh.treated as a Class B solar simulator for the direct standard spectrum in ref. 6 (too much energy in the -O.4p.m wavelength interval). This same measured direct normal spectral irradiance can be treated as a class A solar simulator for the global standard spectrum in ref.

8. A "typical" clear sky.These tables contain terrestrial solar spectral irradiance distributions for use in terrestrial applications that require a standard reference spectral irradiance for hemispherical solar irradiance (consisting of both direct and diffuse components) incident on a sun-facing, 37° tilted surface or the direct normal spectral irradiance.

The data contained in these tables reflect reference.