Compact and vertical structure with low stray light impact
4 photocells (monosilicon and polysilicon)
Pitch angle adjustable for different illumination angle of light
This experimental system is designed to help understand the fundamental characteristics and primary parameters of a Silicon photocell. Students are required to design and build optical and electrical configurations to conduct various experiments so that their hands-on skills can be enhanced. This system can be used to conduct the following experiments with Silicon photocells:
1. Short-circuit current, open-circuit voltage, max output power, optimal load and fill factor under light illumination.
2. V-I characterization of photocells in the absence of light illumination with bias voltage applied.
3. Short-circuit current versus open-circuit voltage of photocells under different light intensities.
4. Open-circuit voltage versus short-circuit current of photocells under different illumination angles.
5. Serial and parallel characteristics of photocells.
The instruction manual contains experimental configurations, principles, step-by-step instructions, and examples of experiment results. Please click Experiment Theory and Contents to find more information about this apparatus.
|60 cm wire
|30 cm wire
|60 W bulb
|Light shield plate