The behaviour of a typical single-crystal Si solar cell under high intensity of electric field

Erel S., Akçil M., Erel G. K., Çelik V.

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol.90, no.5, pp.582-587, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.solmat.2005.04.038
  • Journal Name: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.582-587
  • Keywords: Electric field, He-Ne laser, LED, Light sources, Single-crystal Si solar cell
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


The effect of high intensity of electric fields on the operation of a single-crystal Si solar cell was investigated in this work. A single-crystal Si solar cell was irradiated by spontaneous and stimulated light sources. Firstly, a triac-lamp having a tungsten filament and green, yellow, red and blue LEDs from the spontaneous light sources were used to irradiate the solar cell exposed to a high-intensity electric field EDC. Later, as a stimulated light source He-Ne laser with λ=633.8nm and P=1mW was utilized, and the behaviour of the solar cell exposed to the electric field EDC ranging from 100×103 to 500×103 V/m was studied. The results showed that the Voc value of the solar cell irradiated by the two light sources mentioned above decreased due to the electric field. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.