ET325-5  Thin Film Solar Cell - Pack of five

ET325-5 Thin Film Solar Cell - Pack of five
ET325-5 Thin Film Solar Cell - Pack of five
 
Unit Price: $ (USD) 72.00
 

 

A five pack of flexible thin film, amorphous silicon, solar cells that are ideal for teaching the principles of solar energy collection. Use with a potentiostat system to:

  • determine the open circuit potential (maximum voltage, Vmax)
  • determine short circuit current (maxiumum current, imax)
  • ramp the potential from zero to Vmax and prepare a graph of i vs V
  • multiply the i and V signals to get the  work signal
  • determine i and V at maximum work, and optimal load = V/i
  • repeat at different illumination levels.

The point of maximum work is the most efficient place at which to draw off energy from a solar cell at a given illumination level. Connect in series for a bigger voltage or in parallel for a larger current.

See the application note Plotting the IV Curve of a Solar Cell in EChem Software.

Read more about thin film solar cells by clicking here.

Videos

IV Curve of a Solar Cell in EChem Software
 
How to remove the protective plastic coating on the solar cell with a soldering iron
 

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  • Maximum voltage: 3 V nominal
  • Maxumum current: 25 mA nominal
  • Dimensions (w x l): 25 x 114 mm (1.0 x 4.5")
  • Thickness: 0.2 mm (0.008")
  • Mass: 0.8 g (0.03 oz)

The nominal values are those achieved close to the point of maximum work under full illumination.


More Information

ET325_SolarCell (850 KB PDF)

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Also see:

EA163 Potentiostat

ER466 Integrated Potentiostat System

ER461 EChem Startup System