This thesis considers the problem of determining impedance parameters of a solar
cell in operation. Typically, solar cell devices are characterized by the manufacturer
using empirical data prior to placing the solar cell in use. There are a number of
solar cell degeneration mechanisms that are of interest to measure or detect. Therefore,
active measurement of solar cell impedance parameters periodically over time
is advantageous. We propose a methodology developed from a Thévenin equivalent
model of a typical solar cell. This method allows periodic updating of the solar cell’s
parameters which can be used to update the cells characterization and/or monitor
degradation of the cell.
|Commitee:||HE, NANNAN, ZENG, JIANWU|
|School:||Minnesota State University, Mankato|
|Department:||Electrical Engineering: MS|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||MAI 81/8(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Solar cell model|
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