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Title: An Illumination- and Temperature-Dependent Analytical Model for Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Solar Cells

Abstract

In this study, we present a physics-based analytical model for copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar cells that describes the illumination- and temperature-dependent current-voltage (I-V) characteristics and accounts for the statistical shunt variation of each cell. The model is derived by solving the drift-diffusion transport equation so that its parameters are physical and, therefore, can be obtained from independent characterization experiments. The model is validated against CIGS I-V characteristics as a function of temperature and illumination intensity. This physics-based model can be integrated into a large-scale simulation framework to optimize the performance of solar modules, as well as predict the long-term output yields of photovoltaic farms under different environmental conditions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1376668
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5J00-66398
Journal ID: ISSN 2156-3381
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2156-3381
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; analytical model; compact model; copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS); heterojunction; illumination dependent; temperature dependent

Citation Formats

Sun, Xingshu, Silverman, Timothy, Garris, Rebekah, Deline, Chris, and Alam, Muhammad Ashraful. An Illumination- and Temperature-Dependent Analytical Model for Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Solar Cells. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2583790.
Sun, Xingshu, Silverman, Timothy, Garris, Rebekah, Deline, Chris, & Alam, Muhammad Ashraful. An Illumination- and Temperature-Dependent Analytical Model for Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Solar Cells. United States. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2583790.
Sun, Xingshu, Silverman, Timothy, Garris, Rebekah, Deline, Chris, and Alam, Muhammad Ashraful. Mon . "An Illumination- and Temperature-Dependent Analytical Model for Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Solar Cells". United States. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2583790. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376668.
@article{osti_1376668,
title = {An Illumination- and Temperature-Dependent Analytical Model for Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Solar Cells},
author = {Sun, Xingshu and Silverman, Timothy and Garris, Rebekah and Deline, Chris and Alam, Muhammad Ashraful},
abstractNote = {In this study, we present a physics-based analytical model for copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar cells that describes the illumination- and temperature-dependent current-voltage (I-V) characteristics and accounts for the statistical shunt variation of each cell. The model is derived by solving the drift-diffusion transport equation so that its parameters are physical and, therefore, can be obtained from independent characterization experiments. The model is validated against CIGS I-V characteristics as a function of temperature and illumination intensity. This physics-based model can be integrated into a large-scale simulation framework to optimize the performance of solar modules, as well as predict the long-term output yields of photovoltaic farms under different environmental conditions.},
doi = {10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2583790},
journal = {IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics},
number = 5,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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