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Homework Help: Fill factor of a photovoltaic cell

  1. Oct 24, 2007 #1
    I basically want to identify the fill-factor of a photo voltaic cell by calculating the ratio of maximum power (Vmp x Jmp) divided by the short-circuit current (Isc) and open-circuit voltage (Voc) in light current density.

    1. How am i suppose to set up the circuit, should a voltmeter be parallel to the solar cell and an ammeter be serial to the circuit ?

    2. What is meant by short-circuit current and open-circuit voltage ?

    3. Are the readings on the voltmeter and ammeter be used to plot a graph of current against voltage ?

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  3. Nov 18, 2007 #2
    alright, it seems that no one seems to know. but i just want to know that whether the maximum power of a photovoltaic cell can be obtained thru simple experiments or does it require some very high end equipments
  4. Nov 30, 2010 #3
    hey im working on the same problem in my research, have you figured out a solution yet?
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