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- MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF InGaP SOLAR CELLS UNDER SOLAR CONCENTRATION: SERIES RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION
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A. Cheknane1, H. S. Hilal2*, J. P.-Charles3, B. Benyoucef1 and G. Campet4
1Unité de Recherche des Matériaux et Energies Renouvelables, Université Abou Bakr Belkaid Tlemcen, Algérie.
2An-Najah N. University, P.O. Box 7, Nablus, West Bank, Palestine
3MOPS, SUPELEC, 2 rue Edouard Belin, 57070 Metz, FRANCE
4CNRS, Universite Bordeaux I Château Brivazac Ave du Dr. A. Schweitzer 33600 Pessac, France
*Corresponding author: Fax: +970-9-2944082 E-mail: [email protected]
One of the important parameters, that commonly affect solar cell performances, is the series resistance. Such effect becomes more pronounced when working under higher illumination intensities due to higher generated photocurrents. Therefore, it is necessary to predict series resistance effects under such conditions. To know more about the series resistance effect and its interpretation, InGaP based solar cell performances were investigated, using high solar concentration levels (73.36 X, 201.19 X). To facilitate the prediction of series resistance effect, as a function of insolation level, a computerised analytical model, using neural network, is presented.