Abstract

This thesis considers the problem of determining impedance parameters of a solar cell in operation. Typically, solar cell devices are characterized by the manufacturer using empirical data prior to placing the solar cell in use. There are a number of solar cell degeneration mechanisms that are of interest to measure or detect. Therefore, active measurement of solar cell impedance parameters periodically over time is advantageous. We propose a methodology developed from a Thévenin equivalent model of a typical solar cell. This method allows periodic updating of the solar cell’s parameters which can be used to update the cells characterization and/or monitor degradation of the cell.

Advisor

Vincent Winstead

Committee Member

Nannan He

Committee Member

Jianwu Zeng

Date of Degree

2019

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology

College

Science, Engineering and Technology

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