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


  • Hussein Al-Taani School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.
  • Mohammad Al-Addous Energy Engineering Department, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.
  • Zakariya Dalalah Energy Engineering Department, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.
  • Aiman Albatayneh Energy Engineering Department, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.
  • Nabil Ayoub President, American University of Madaba (AUM),Faculty of Science, Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Amman 11821 Jordan




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


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.


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Al-Taani, H., Al-Addous, M., Dalalah, Z., Albatayneh, A., & Ayoub, N. (2019). A Simplified Model for the Estimation of Solar Cell Efficiency Based on the Air Mass Effect. The Academic Research Community Publication, 3(1), 199–204. https://doi.org/10.21625/archive.v3i1.441