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Homework Help: I am a little stuck on an engineering question to do with Photovoltic cells.

  1. Aug 22, 2012 #1
    I need to calculate how much power will be generated by a solar cell at AM1.5. The cell is 1.5x3.5cm^2.

    I know that it is to do with the area of the cell i just dont understand how to work out the power generated without knowing things like the material. Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Aug 22, 2012 #2

    rude man

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    Don't feel bad; neither can anyone else, not without knowing something about the material etc.
  4. Aug 22, 2012 #3


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    Tell us what "AM1.5" means. If you assume 100% efficiency, how much power can the solar cell generate? And what are more typical efficiencies for solar cells now?
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