Monday, May 25, 2009

How does a Solar Cell Work?

I wrote this up about a month ago.

It's a basic description of the workings of a Solar Cell in my own words (and with help from various sources (listed on the pdf)).

I'll go out on a limb and suggest that it's reasonably correct on a conceptual level, as far as it goes. It doesn't go into mathematical detail, though, or extend to such things as reverse bias, bypass diodes, valence / conduction bands, etc.

How does a Solar Cell Work



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2 comments:

adamtaft said...

Very informative for a solar noob such as myself. You should write a high school science textbook sometime. :)

D Pickard said...

Thanks for the comment. Actually, that would be great fun. :)