ABSTRACT Solar cells are now widely used as a clean method for electric energy generation. Among various type of solar cells, we compared the ability between amorphous and tandem (amorphous and polycrystalline) silicon solar cells by means of simultaneous running test. This kind of comparison is of importance practically, because the comparison of only inherent characteristics cannot include environmental parameters such as temperature totally. It was concluded that both types of solar cells provided almost the same energy for one year. The amorphous silicon solar cell provided more energy in summer while the tandem solar cell was advantageous in winter. It is due to the fact that the decrease in energy conversion at the higher cell temperature is more noticeable in tandem solar cells.
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Ohmukai, M. and Tsuyoshi, A. (2017) Comparison between Amorphous and Tandem Silicon Solar Cells in Practical Use. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 5, 9-14. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2017.54002.
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