Indoor Measurement of Angle Resolved Light Absorption by Black Silicon

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Abstract

Angle resolved optical spectroscopy of photovoltaic (PV) samples gives crucial information on PV panels under realistic working conditions. Here, we introduce measurements of angle resolved light absorption by PV cells, performed indoors using a collimated high radiance broadband light source. Our indoor method offers a significant simplification as compared to measurements by solar trackers. As a proof-of-concept demonstration, we show characterization of black silicon solar cells. The experimental results showed stable and reliable optical responses that makes our setup suitable for indoor, angle resolved characterization of solar cells.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the international 2017 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Number of pages3
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
LocationMarriott Wardman Park Hotel
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period25/06/201730/06/2017

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