Lecture 16: Solar Cell Characterization


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Description: Classification, function, and deliverables of solar cell characterization. JSC loss measurements: optical reflection, spectral response, minority character diffusion length. FF & VOC loss measurements: IV curves, series resistance (contact & sheet) , shunt resistance (lock-in thermography), electroluminescence.

Instructor: Prof. Tonio Buonassisi

Solar Cell Characterization (PDF)

Supporting Materials

Paper referenced in this lecture: Kasemann, M., et al. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader."Progress in Silicon Solar Cell Characterization with Infrared Imaging Methods." (PDF) Proceedings of the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (2008): 965–73.