Enhancement of spheral solar cell electrical performances by combined optical effects
The electrical performances of spheral solar cells (under simulated light) at different inclination angles have been investigated and compared to those of a flat device. The enhancement of the spheral solar cell's performance due to the unique optics of the cell, has been theoretically predicted and experimentally verified. The normalised cosine response at 400 nm presented a 30 increase at angles of incidence corresponding to elevations on the sphere surface between 45 and 60 .
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 14th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona (ES), June 30-July 4, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40743 ORA
Record Number: 199711097 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en