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What determines generated voltage and current in solar cell?

  1. Jun 3, 2016 #1
    I know illumination, bandgap of the material, temperature, quantum efficiency all have an effect on the current and voltage of a solar cell.

    But what about the doping, and the generation and concentration of charge carriers? A semiconductor can only generate a finite number of charge carriers, dependent on how doped the n and p type materials are.

    The doping of the semi conductor also effects the quasi fermi levels, which will effect the bandgap and the potential difference (voltage).
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  3. Jun 3, 2016 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    I think your questions require answers too detailed for an Internet forum.

    Wikipedia has articles on solar cells, and solar cell research. At the bottom of each article is a list of links suitable to dig further.

    You might also search for textbooks on the subject.

    Good luck,
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