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## Homework Statement

I'm trying to understand the dependence of short circuit current and open circuit voltage on illumination.

Short-circuit current is due to the generation and collection of light-generated carriers -- so does that mean the short circuit current is linearly dependent on illumination? i.e. The more illuminated a solar cell, the higher it's short circuit current will be? and vice versa.

Open-circuit voltage is the maximum voltage available from a solar cell, and occurs at at zero current -- so does that mean open-circuit current is negatively dependent on illumination? i.e. The less illuminated a solar cell, the higher it's open circuit voltage.