Laboratory experiments with silicon solar cells

  title={Laboratory experiments with silicon solar cells},
  author={Dr. W. Kammer and Martin Arthur Ludington},
The uses of silicon solar cells as subjects of experiments in undergraduate teaching laboratories are discussed. The basic theory of these cells is presented, including equivalent circuits and characteristic equations. Fundamental experiments on the power output and efficiency, which are appropriate for non‐science majors’ courses, are detailed, as well as more advanced experiments on cell parameters. Experimental results and agreement with theory are presented for a typical inexpensive cell.