The current density of an ideal p-n junction under illumination can be described by:
where Jph is the photo-current density, J0 the saturation-current density, q the elementary charge, V the voltage, k the Boltzmann's constant, and T the temperature.
A crystalline silicon solar cell generates a photo-current density of Jph=40mA/cm2 at T=300K. The saturation-current density is J0=1.95∗10−10mA/cm2.
Assuming that the solar cell behaves as an ideal p-n junction, calculate the open-circuit voltage Voc (in V).
ET3034TUx Solar Energy - Jordan, Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:37pm
ET3034TUx Solar Energy - MANIRAGUHA Eric, Monday, August 29, 2016 at 1:35pm
The open-circuit voltage is the voltage at which the net current is zero where J(Voc)=0
Solving for Voc we have