Extraction of illuminated solar cell and schottky diode parameters using a genetic algorithm

A. Sellai, Z. Ouennoughi

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Abstract

Details concerning the implementation of a versatile genetic algorithm are presented. Solar cell and Schottky diode model parameters are extracted based on the fitness of experimental data to theoretical curves simulated in the framework of certain physical processes and the use of this genetic algorithm. The method is shown to be a reliable alternative to conventional numerical techniques in fitting experimental data to model calculations and the subsequent determination of model related parameters. It is demonstrated, through two examples in particular, that some of the drawbacks associated with the conventional methods can be circumvented if a genetic algorithm is used instead. For instance, a good initial guess is not a critical requirement for convergence and an initial broad range for each of the fitting parameters is enough to achieve reasonably good fits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1041
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

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Keywords

  • Characterization methods
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Schottky diodes
  • Solar cell parameters

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  • Computer Science Applications
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Extraction of illuminated solar cell and schottky diode parameters using a genetic algorithm. / Sellai, A.; Ouennoughi, Z.

In: International Journal of Modern Physics C, Vol. 16, No. 7, 07.2005, p. 1027-1041.

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