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2 Introduction A material or device that is capable of converting the energy contained in photons of light into an electrical voltage and current is said to be photovoltaic. A photon with short enough wavelength and high enough energy can cause an electron in a photovoltaic material to break free of the atom that holds it. If a nearby electric field is provided, those electrons can be swept toward a metallic contact where they can emerge as an electric current. The force to power photovoltaics comes from the sun. Note that the surface of the earth receives something like 6000 times as much solar energy as our total energy demand.
3 History The history of photovoltaics (PVs) began in 1839 when a 19-year-old French physicist, Edmund Becquerel, was able to cause a voltage to appear when he illuminated a metal electrode in a weak electrolyte solution. Almost 40 years later, Adams and Day were the first to study the photovoltaic effect in solids. They were able to build cells made of selenium that were 1% to 2% efficient. Selenium cells were quickly adopted by the emerging photography industry for photometric light meters; in fact, they are still used for that purpose today.
4 As part of his development of quantum theory, Albert Einstein published a theoretical explanation of the photovoltaic effect in 1904, which led to a Nobel Prize in About the same time, in what would turn out to be a cornerstone of modern electronics in general, and photovoltaics in particular, a Polish scientist by the name of Czochralski began to develop a method to grow perfect crystals of silicon. By the 1940s and 1950s, the Czochralski process began to be used to make the first generation of single-crystal silicon photovoltaics, and that technique continues to dominate the photovoltaic (PV) industry today.
5 The real emergence of PVs as a practical energy source came in 1958 when they were first used in space for the Vanguard I satellite. For space vehicles, cost is much less important than weight and reliability, and solar cells have ever since played an important role in providing onboard power for satellites and other space craft. Spurred on by the emerging energy crises of the 1970s, the development work supported by the space program began to pay off back on the ground. By the late 1980s, higher efficiencies and lower costs brought PVs closer to reality, and they began to find application in many off-grid terrestrial applications such as pocket calculators, off-shore buoys, highway lights, signs and emergency call boxes, rural water pumping, and small home systems.
6 Physics The starting point for most of the world s current generation of photovoltaic devices, as well as almost all semiconductors, is pure crystalline silicon. It is in the fourth column of the periodic table, which is referred to as Group IV. Germanium is another element, and it too is used as a semiconductor in some electronics. Other elements that play important roles in photovoltaics are boron and phosphorus which are added to silicon to make most PVs. Gallium and arsenic are used in GaAs solar cells, while cadmium and tellurium are used in CdTe cells.
7 Physics of Photovoltaic Generation n-type semiconductor Depletion Zone p-type semiconductor
8 Photons with Wavelengths above 1.11 μm do not have the 1.12 ev Needed to Excite an Electron; and this Energy is Lost.
9 Equivalent Circuit of the Solar Cell The current source represents the generated photocurrent when the sunlight hits the solar panel, and the diode represents the P-N transition area of the solar cell. The series and parallel resistances represent the losses due to the body of the semiconductor and the contacts.
10 PV Material Technologies Silicon photovoltaic cell is most popular-not because it is most efficient, but because it is inexpensive as a lot of silicon is produced for making micro-electronics chips. Many other semiconductor materials such as gallium arsenide, cadmium sulphide, and cadmium telluride are also used in specialpurpose high-efficiency cells, but are more expensive than silicon cells. Multi-junction solar cell is the latest development.
11 Types of Silicon There are two main types of crystalline silicon: mono-crystalline and polycrystalline. Between them they represent 93% of the solar market). In the former case, silicon wafers are sliced from solid ingots, an expensive process that leads to waste. Efficiency is highest in such cells. Thus the story of PV technology development to date is largely one of finding cheaper manufacturing processes while maintaining useful efficiencies. The current main options include casting the silicon in a block (polycrystalline cells), and depositing thin layers of silicon on a solid substrate like glass in a vacuum chamber and etching the electrical connections (silicon thin film).
13 Silicon Crystalline Technology Currently makes up 86% of PV market Very stable with module efficiencies 10-16% Mono crystalline PV Cells Made using saw-cut from single cylindrical crystal of Si Operating efficiency up to 15% Multi Crystalline PV Cells Caste from ingot of melted and recrystallised silicon Cell efficiency ~12% Accounts for 90% of crystalline Si market
14 Thin Film Technology Silicon deposited in a continuous on a base material such as glass, metal or polymers. Thin-film crystalline solar cell consists of layers about 10μm thick compared with μm layers for crystalline silicon cells. PROS Low cost substrate and fabrication process CONS Not very stable
15 Amorphous Silicon PV Cells The most advanced of thin film technologies Operating efficiency ~6% Makes up about 13% of PV market PROS Mature manufacturing technologies available CONS Initial 20-40% loss in efficiency
16 Poly Crystalline PV Cells Non Silicon Based Technology With band gap 1eV, high absorption coefficient 10 5 cm -1 High efficiency levels PROS 18% laboratory efficiency >11% module efficiency CONS Immature manufacturing process Slow vacuum process
17 Poly Crystalline PV Cells Non Silicon Based Technology Unlike most other material, CdTe exhibits direct band gap of 1.4eV and high absorption coefficient PROS 16% laboratory efficiency 6-9% module efficiency CONS Immature manufacturing process
18 Semiconductor Material Efficiencies
19 Single and Multi-Junction PV Devices Today most common PV devices use a single junction to create an electric field within a semiconductor such as a PV cell. In a single-junction PV cell, only photons whose energy is equal to or greater than the band cap of the cell material can free an electron for an electric circuit. In other words, the photovoltaic response of singlejunction cells is limited to the portion of the solar spectrum whose energy is above the band gap of the absorbing material, and lower-energy photons are not used. One way to get around this limitation is to use two (or more) different cells, with more than one band gap and more than one junction, to generate a voltage. These are referred to as "multijunction" cells (also called "cascade" or "tandem" cells).
20 Multi-Junction PV Devices The multi-junction solar cell technology has been used in cells which enables more of the solar spectrum to be captured than is the case with conventional silicon solar cells. Each multi-junction solar cell is made of layers with each layer designed to capture one range of wavelengths of sunlight. This increases the number of photons whose band gaps are matched and so more sunlight is absorbed and converted into electric current increasing overall efficiency.
21 Best Laboratory PV Cell Efficiencies for Various Technology
22 PV Conversion Efficiencies
23 Silicon Panels Issues today Past: accidental technology Present: clear technology of choice, continued cost reduction Future: crossroads, but not going away Thin Film Efficiencies finally becoming competitive But there is more to the story than just efficiencies Best on big, commercial roofs with lots of space? Concentration No longer just thermal-only But installers do not want moving parts Predicated on silicon being expensive
24 Total Cost Aside from the solar cells themselves, costs are also significantly influenced by the balance of systems (BoS) the ancillary equipment such as the components needed for mounting, power storage, power conditioning and site-specific installation. As PV is scalable from a single cell to an array as large as desired, and can be either stand-alone (requiring storage) or grid-connected, the proportion of system price due to BoS is highly variable, but can be up to 50% of total costs. Technology development tends to be driven by progress in other fields power conditioning equipment, for example, is not by any means dominated by the solar field
25 Nominal Voltage Voltage Terminology Ex. A PV panel that is sized to charge a 12 V battery, but reads higher than 12 V) Maximum Power Voltage (V max / V mp ) Ex. A PV panel with a 12 V nominal voltage will read 17V-18V under MPPT conditions) Open Circuit Voltage (V oc ) This is seen in the early morning, late evening, and while testing the module) Standard Test Conditions (STC) 25 º C (77 º) cell temperature and 1000 W/m 2 insolation
26 Peak Power Point (Maximum Power) A solar cell may operate over a wide range of voltages (V) and currents (I). By increasing the resistive load on an irradiated cell continuously from zero (a short circuit) to a very high value (an open circuit) one can determine the maximum-power point, the point that maximizes V I, that is, the load for which the cell can deliver maximum electrical power at that level of irradiation. Dynamically adjust the load so the maximum power is always transferred, regardless of the variation in lighting.
27 Efficiency A solar cell's energy conversion efficiency (η, "eta"), is the percentage of power converted (from absorbed light to electrical energy) and collected, when a solar cell is connected to an electrical circuit. This term is calculated using the ratio of P m, divided by the input light irradiance under "standard" test conditions (E, in W/m²) and the surface area of the solar cell (A c in m²). P m E x A c
29 Building an Array
30 Solar Energy Systems Decomposition Collect & Distribute Energy Start Collect Energy Regulate Energy Store Energy Control Energy Distribute Energy Use Energy Each function drives a part of the design, while the interfaces between them will be defined and agreed upon to ensure follow-on upgrades
31 Photovoltaic System Typical output of a module (~30 cells) is 15 V, with 1.5 A current
32 PV Technology Basics Batteries are often used in PV systems for the purpose of storing energy produced by the PV array during the day, and to supply it to electrical loads as needed (during the night and periods of cloudy weather). Other reasons batteries are used in PV systems are to operate the PV array near its maximum power point, to power electrical loads at stable voltages, and to supply surge currents to electrical loads and inverters. In most cases, a battery charge controller is used in these systems to protect the battery from overcharge and over-discharge. In many stand-alone PV systems, batteries are used for energy storage. This figure shows a diagram of a typical stand-alone PV system powering DC and AC loads
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