A Simplified Model for the Estimation of Solar Cell Efficiency Based on the Air Mass Effect

Hussein Al-Taani, Mohammad Al-Addous, Zakariya Dalalah, Aiman Albatayneh, Nabil Ayoub
In this manuscript, a model for approximating the electrical power efficiency of the solar cells in relation with the air mass effect has been presented based on simple physical assumptions and in accordance with the solar radiation distribution. The model has been developed in correspondence with the air mass effect on the radiation intensity and wavelength and taking into account the energy gap effect of the silicon material.

Keywords

Air mass effect; Solar radiation; solar efficiencies; PV module

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