PC1D is the most commonly used of the available solar cell modelling programs. Its success is based on its speed, user interface and continual updates to the latest cell models. It is used to simulate new device performance and also for new users to develop an understanding of device physics.
PC1D is now available free of charge from the [http://www.pv.unsw.edu.au/info-about/our-school/products-services/pc1d University of NSW]. The raw source code of PC1D is now available on [http://sourceforge.net/projects/pc1d/ SourceForge] for programmers and developers. The tool is based on the work of Paul A. Basore and Donald A. Clugston.
PC1D Version 5: 32-bit Solar Cell Modeling on Personal Computers, 26th IEEE Photovoltiac Specialists Conference, Anaheim, Sep-Oct 1997, pp.207- 210.
Solar cell modelling on personal computers, Rover, D.T.; Basore, P.A.; Thorson, G.M.