Performance of Silicon Solar Cells at High Levels of Solar Radiation

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C. Pfeiffer, P. Schoffer, B. G. Spars, J. A. Duffie

Solar Energy Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

J. Eng. Power 84(1), 33-38 (Jan 01, 1962) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3673372 History: Received November 30, 1960; Online January 10, 2012


Current-voltage characteristics of silicon solar cells cooled by conduction or convection at radiation levels up to 60 langleys per minute are reported for several cell temperatures. Maximum power output noted was approximately 65 milliwatts per square centimeter. The use of cells as flux measuring devices is noted.

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