cells, or photovoltaics, are made out of photosensitive semiconductors
that convert light energy into electricity in a process known as the
photoelectric effect. This process describes the interaction between
light energy and the materials that make up the individual cell.
Depending on how the cell is configured, conversion efficiencies can
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Record the section, item number and requirement before each response on your notepaper. This will assist your instructor when evaluating the completion of the requirements.Example:
2.1 Measure and calculate the surface area (Aeff) of the solar cell supplied by your instructor.
- I calculated the surface area (Aeff) of my solar cell to be 2 square inches, with the dimensions of 2in x 1in.