Impact of External Electric Field on the Performance Parameters of PV Solar Cells under High Light Concentration

Soro Boubacar *

Laboratory of Thermal and Renewable Energies, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Institut des Sciences et Technologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Tchouadep Guy Serge

Laboratory of Thermal and Renewable Energies, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Sourabie Idrissa

Laboratory of Thermal and Renewable Energies, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Kpeli Esso-Ehanam Tchedre

Laboratory of Thermal and Renewable Energies, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Son Souleymane

Laboratory of Thermal and Renewable Energies, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Zerbo Issa

Laboratory of Thermal and Renewable Energies, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Zoungrana Martial

Laboratory of Thermal and Renewable Energies, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The performance of a photovoltaic solar cell depends on a number of external and internal factors. It then appears imperative that investigations be carried out to identify the factors favourable or unfavourable to the proper operation of the photovoltaic cell. It is in this context that we study the influence of an external variable electric field on the electric parameters of a photovoltaic solar cell under light concentration of 50 suns. After the presentation of the model of a photovoltaic solar cell used in our study and formulated the assumptions, we have established the expressions of electric parameters as function of the external electric field E0. Then, by using numerical simulation with MATCAD software, we plotted the curves of electric parameters versus the external electric field. From analysis of the curves, it appears that the short-circuit photocurrent density, electric power, fill factor and conversion efficiency increases with the increase in the intensity of the external electric field. On the other hand, it appears a drop in open circuit photovoltage and series resistance with the increase in the intensity of the external electric field.

Keywords: Electric strength, electric power delivered, series resistance, conversion efficiency


How to Cite

Boubacar, Soro, Tchouadep Guy Serge, Sourabie Idrissa, Kpeli Esso-Ehanam Tchedre, Son Souleymane, Zerbo Issa, and Zoungrana Martial. 2024. “Impact of External Electric Field on the Performance Parameters of PV Solar Cells under High Light Concentration”. Physical Science International Journal 28 (4):130-38. https://doi.org/10.9734/psij/2024/v28i4843.

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