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International Journal of Electrical and Power Engineering

Year: 2012  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 26 - 31

Study and Analysis of Energy Conversion using Solar Cell

M. Nazrul Islam, Kh. Assaduzzaman and Mahbubul Hoq

Abstract

In this study, a comphrehensive study on electronic behaviour, economics and social impacts of energy conversion from solar cell have been presented. A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. Sometimes, the term solar cell is reserved for devices intended specifically to capture energy from sunlight while the term photovoltaic cell is used when the light source is unspecified. Fundamentally, the device needs to fulfill only two functions: photogeneration of charge carriers (electrons and holes) in a light-absorbing material and separation of the charge carriers to a conductive contact that will transmit the electricity. This conversion is useful for solar home system, water pumping and small business.

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