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You made it! Now we are finally actually learning solar cells! This video explains
- working principle
- IV curve
- photovoltaic parameters
- datasheet of a commercial solar panel
Record-breaking efficiency solar cell Haase, Felix, et al. "Laser contact openings for local poly-Si-metal contacts enabling 26.1%-efficient POLO-IBC solar cells." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 186 (2018): 184-193.
Further reference materials that I highly recommend:
Other parts in this series:
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2.0: Semiconductor Physics (Band Diagram, Free Carriers)
- Chapter 3.0: PN Junction diode (Drift and Diffusion)
- Chapter 3.1: PN Junction diode (Forward & Reverse Bias, IV Curve)
- Chapter 4: Photons