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Pc-Based Test System For On-Line Characterization Of Solar Cell And Modules
Author(s): M. Jayachandran; G. Radhakrisman; Thirumalai Parthiban; R Kalidoss; A. Sundara Raj; Mary Juliana Chockalingam
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Paper Abstract

The availability of personal computer based systems has enabled the development of a versatile setup for the testing and characterization of solar cells. Such a system acquires the data for the I-V curve which characterizes the cell and outputs the same on a monitor and in graphics plotter. The system described here consists of an IEEE-488 standard interface protocol, programmable powersupply and a programmable digital multimeter, graphics plotter and associated software. The cell parameters were calculated using 5-parameter model written in BASIC language and the power versus voltage curve of the solar cell is computed. Automated data acquisition and analysis is the salient feature of this system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1149, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion VIII, (12 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962177
Show Author Affiliations
M. Jayachandran, Central Electrochemical Research Institute (India)
G. Radhakrisman, Central Electrochemical Research Institute (India)
Thirumalai Parthiban, Central Electrochemical Research Institute (India)
R Kalidoss, Central Electrochemical Research Institute (India)
A. Sundara Raj, Central Electrochemical Research Institute (India)
Mary Juliana Chockalingam, Central Electrochemical Research Institute (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1149:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion VIII
Claes-Goeran Granqvist; Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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