Two-dimensional analytical model of an n+-p-p+ concentrator solar cell

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dc.contributor.advisor Cosby, Ronald M. en_US Assamagan, Ketevi A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:11Z 2011-06-03T19:35:11Z 1989 en_US 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1989 .A8 en_US
dc.description.abstract A successful model that could accurately predict the performances of n+-p-p+ concentrator solar cells should include a model of carrier photogeneration rates consistent with the spectral content of the incident light. Furthermore, a finite back surface recombination velocity should be considered since new techniques such as 'Back Surface Field' were developed to reduce the recombination rate at the rear of the cell.In the present work, a two-dimensional concentrator solar cell is modeled for low levels of injection. The model however, assumes an incident light containing one single wavelength. The incident light is assumed to decrease linearly from the center of the illuminated area until it vanishes at the edges of the cell. Finite recombination velocities are taken into account at the front and the back surfaces. Finite-width space charge regions are also included. The transport equations are solved for the carrier concentrations in different regions of the cell. The current density expressions are derived. The generation of theoretical current voltage characteristics is outlined. However, the use of these characteristics to predict cell performances is left for further research.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent viii, 89, [15] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Solar cells -- Mathematical models. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Photovoltaic power generation. en_US
dc.title Two-dimensional analytical model of an n+-p-p+ concentrator solar cell en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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