Application of Genetic Algorithm in Optimization of Advanced Photovoltaic Devices
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The primary goal of multijunction solar cell design is to maximize the output power for a given solar spectrum. The construction of multijunction cells places the individual junction layers in series, thereby limiting the overall output current to that of the junction layer producing the lowest current. The solution to optimizing a multijunction design involves both the design of individual junction layers which produce an optimum output power and the design of a series-stacked configuration of these junction layers which yields the highest possible overall output current. This paper demonstrates the use of Genetic Algorithm in a two-part process to refine a given multijunction solar cell design for near-optimal output power for a desired light spectrum.
Proceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on CIRCUITS, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Island, Greece, July 23-25, 2007
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