Keithley Instruments will broadcast a free, web-based seminar titled “Understanding Electrical Characterization of Solar Cells” on Thursday, June 30, 2011.
The target objective of the majority of research into photovoltaic devices is in the areas of improving the conversion efficiency and lowering the cost of manufacturing. In order to verify that conversion efficiency has improved, a photovoltaic device must be electrically characterized. This seminar will discuss the different measurement techniques that can be used to characterize solar cells and other photovoltaic devices.
Those participating in this seminar will learn:
- How to measure short-circuit current (Isc), open circuit voltage (Voc), maximum power output (Pmax), and conversion efficiency
- How to select the correct instrumentation
- Best practices to connect to the device
This seminar is recommended for students, engineers, and engineering managers who have a basic understanding of photovoltaic devices.
About the Presenter
Dave Rose is a senior staff applications engineer at Keithley Instruments, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. Dave joined Keithley in 1987 and has spent roughly half of his career in design engineering and the other half in applications engineering.
Event Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Two broadcast times