Indoor I-V swept technique: model and experimental results

G. Di Francia, L. Abenante, L. Fornarini

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The theoretical basis of the indoor I-V swept technique is investigated. A simple analytical model which provides the value of the optimal capacitor to be used and an estimate of the time of measurement, is developed. Temporal fluctuations of the solar simulator light are taken into account with respect to their effect on device parameter computation. Various photovoltaic devices, fabricated with different semiconductor materials, are considered and their I-V characteristics, obtained by means of both the indoor swept technique and the more conventional power supply method, are compared. Excellent agreement is found for all the tested devices. © 1993.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85 - 96
Number of pages12
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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