Simulation Study of Perovskite Cell Performance in Real Conditions of Sub-Saharan Africa

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https://doi.org/10.52825/thwildauensp.v1i.3

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PV module, perovskite, simulation, extraction, performance ratio

Abstract

Perovskite is certainly the material of the future of photovoltaics for terrestrial applications. With high efficiencies and advances in stability, perovskite solar cells, modules and mini-modules have already made their appearance in the laboratory and are being tested under real-world conditions to evaluate their real performance. In our study, we predict the performance of perovskite-based photovoltaic panel technology under the conditions of the Sub-Saharan African region by simulation. We started from the current-voltage characteristic of a real perovskite-based module to extract the cell parameters through MATLAB analysis software. These parameters were used to model a cell and then a module in the LTSpice XVII software for simulation. The impact of temperature is studied to evaluate the performance ratio (PR) of a clear day. This study allowed us to evaluate the PR of the perovskite solar module. Displaying PR reaching 90%, perovskite is a future candidate with high potential in the list of the most suitable technologies for our sub-region.

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2021-06-16