Solar Cell Area Considerations

C. R. Osterwald, K. A. Emery

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The impact of extra current collection from beyond the apparent solar cell edge on photovoltaic conversion efficiency is discussed. A fixed-beam movable x-y translation stage laser scan system is shown which can quantively measure such effects, and two examples of output from the scanner are illustrated. The recommendation is made that care should be exercised when reporting the efficiency of a device which collects current outside the apparent solar cell edge.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Cells
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1983

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  • ACNR/JA-213-4698


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