Abstract

We developed a fast 1D time-dependent/steady-state drift-diffusion simulator, accelerated by adaptive nonuniform mesh and automatic time-step control, for modeling CdS/CdTe solar cells. The algorithm for non-uniform mesh reduces the number of nodes by defining coarse meshing where the electric field is low and fine meshing where the electric field is high. The automatic time step control gives large time step to accelerate the time domain simulation when the current changes smoothly. Transients simulated by constant time step in response to step-function signals of different bias and varied light intensity are reproduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1961-1965
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/16/136/21/13

Keywords

  • Cadmium compounds
  • Heterojunctions
  • Numerical simulation
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Time domain analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Guo, D., & Vasileska, D. (2013). 1D fast transient simulator for modeling CdS/CdTe solar cells. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 1961-1965). [6744855] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744855