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Simulation Tools

PV Analyzer S. Dongaonkar and M A Alam

PV Analyzer is a tool for rapid data analysis and parameter extraction from solar cell measurements. Current version analyzes the dark current-voltage (IV) characteristics of solar cells to extract the diode and shunt current parameters.

PVpanel Sim E. E. Gurrola, S. Dongaonkar, M. A. Alam

Two dimensional spice simulation of thin film solar panels, including shunt induced variability, and partial shadow effects

Online Presentations

Physics of shunt conduction and Metastability, S. Dongaonkar, Karthik Y., S. Mahapatra, and M. A. Alam

In this talk we develop a coherent physics based understanding of the shunt leakage problem in a-Si:H cells, and discuss its implications on cell and module level.

Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells? M. A. Alam and S. Dongaonkar

Thin film solar cells promise acceptable efficiency at low cost. This tutorial examines the device physics of thin-film solar cells, which generally require a different type of analysis than crystalline solar cells.