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Title: Experimental investigation of spectral effects on amorphous silicon solar cells in outdoor operation
Authors: Gottschalg, Ralph
Betts, Thomas R.
Infield, David
Kearney, Michael J.
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: GOTTSCHALG, R....et al., 2002. Experimental investigation of spectral effects on amorphous silicon solar cells in outdoor operation. IN: Conference Record of the Twenty-Ninth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, May 19-24, pp. 1138-1141.
Abstract: The effect of varying spectrum on PV output is often underestimated in the case of amorphous silicon photovoltaic devices. This paper gives an indication of the order of magnitude of the seasonal variation of the useful irradiance in a maritime climate and also shows that this will involve a direct change in efficiency. This can be expected to be in the range of 15 percent around the annual average, thus explaining the seasonal performance. The spectral effects are investigated by distinguishing between a primary and a secondary effect. The primary effect is dependent on the availability of useful spectral irradiance wflile the secondary effect depends also on the spectral composition of the light in the useful range. It is shown that the secondary effect is especially significant for double junction devices.
Description: This is a conference paper [© IEEE]. It is also available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2002.1190807
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8219
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2002.1190807
ISBN: 0780374711
ISSN: 1060-8371
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering)
Conference Papers and Contributions (CREST)

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