12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Spectral response as a diagnostic tool for PV and PC solar cells

14 Jul 2011, 17:00


Poster Presentation Track F - Applied and Industrial Physics Poster2


Mr Maibi Malape (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)


The spectral response measurement system is an important tool for optimization of solar cells. Its measurement permit an examination of how photons of different wavelength contribute to the cell generated current at zero bias voltage. In this study photovoltaic (PV) and photochemical (PC) solar cells were used and their spectral responses were measured. The aim is to use the spectral response data in order to investigate the effect of shading on PV and PC solar cells. Preliminary results showed that the shading of cells degrade cells responsivity.

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? Yes
Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? PhD
Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? Yes

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Mr Maibi Malape (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)

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