27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Solar cell parameter extraction from illuminated current-voltage data using particle swarm optimization algorithm

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track F - Applied and Industrial Physics


Mr Mathew Munji (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)


Solar cell device parameters cannot be obtained directly from measured current-voltage (I-V) characteristics as performance parameters such as power output are, but need to be extracted by curve-fitting procedures. This contribution describes and applies a particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm to extract solar cell device parameters from I-V curves.

Primary author

Mr Mathew Munji (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)


Prof. E.E. van Dyk (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) Dr Frederik Vorster (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) Dr Willy Okullo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

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