Questions and Answers

0 Like 0 Dislike


Can we use the Pvpanelsim for modeling the double junction a-Si/uc-Si solar cell modules ? If yes, then how to do it ?

Report abuse

The table below shows the current "market value" of the question and estimated amount of points that you can earn, when the question is closed.

Points Breakdown points Details
* Activity points are calculated based on summing up the weighted number of answers, recommendations and answer votes. Read further details.
Activity* 36
Bonus 10
Total market value 46 total
Asker will earn 12 1/3 of activity points
Asker will pay 10 Reward for best answer assigned by asker
Best answer may earn 22 — 34 Up to 2/3 of activity points plus the bonus

1 Responses

  1. 0 Dislike

    Muhammad A. Alam

    PVPanelSim is a general panel simulation framework that was originally developed for a-Si solar cells. The subcells are connected in series and parallel to simulate the overall response — and it can do a wide variety of problems including the effect of shunt and series resistances.

    In principle, a-Si/uc-Si can be simulated, so long the I-V characteristics of the cell is is parameterized in terms the a-Si models. In other words, the diode parameter, the voltage dependent recombination, etc. should be adjusted so that the response of the double-heterojunction cell mimics that of an effective a-Si solar cell (by the way, the a-Si model will be released very soon at the NEEDS website Once this is done, PVPanelSim will do the rest.

    I suggest that you start by working with a-Si model, work out a few examples. Once this is done, you will find implementing the a-Si/uc-Si relatively easy.

    Reply Report abuse

    Please login to answer the question.