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Bandgap Optimizer for Spectral Splitting PV Systems

By kevon clint charles1, Jeff Gray2

1. Morgan State University 2. Purdue University

simulate the optimum performance of a multi-junction solar cell

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Version 1.0 - published on 09 Jun 2014

doi:10.4231/D3B56D53W cite this

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The choice of individual bandgaps is important for achieving the maximum efficiency of a multijunction photovoltaic system. This optimization tool uses a multijunction photovoltaic (PV) model and determines the bandgap energies that yield the highest possible system power efficiency for a given number of PV junctions. The tool has the ability to simulate PV systems with combinations of junctions that are optically split or in series, as well as electrically independent or in series.

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