TAG Solar Cell Model (p-i-n thin film) 1.0.1

By Sourabh Dongaonkar1, Xingshu Sun1, Mark Lundstrom1, Muhammad A. Alam1

Purdue University

The TAG solar cell model is a physics-based compact model for p-i-n thin film solar cells that can be used for panel level simulations.

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The TAG solar cell model is a physics-based compact model for p-i-n thin film solar cells that can be used for panel level simulations.

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Key References

[1] S. Dongaonkar, "Technology agnostic analysis and design for improved performance, variability, and reliability in thin film photovoltaics," PhD Thesis, Purdue University, December 2013.

[2] S. Dongaonkar, S. Loser, E. J. Sheets, K. Zaunbrecher, R. Agrawal, T. J. Marks, M. A. Alam, "Universal statistics of parasitic shunt formation in solar cells, and its implications for cell to module efficiency gap," Energy & Environmental Science, vol. 6, pp. 782–787, 2013.

[3] S. Dongaonkar, S. Member, C. Deline, and M. A. Alam, "Performance and Reliability Implications of Two-Dimensional Shading in Monolithic Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules," vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 1367–1375, 2013.

[4] Mario Renteria; Elliott Ivan Gurrola; Sourabh Dongaonkar; Muhammad Alam (2013), "PVpanel Sim," https://nanohub.org/resources/pvpanelsim.

Educational Resources: Solar Cell Fundamentals: Lecture 4: "What's Different About Thin-Film Solar Cells?" by M.A. Alam.

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Updates in version 1.0.1

1) Syntax error fixed in the Verilog-A model file: "from [1e3,inf)" -> "from [1e3:inf)"

2) The corresponding change due to 1) is made in the example parameter file