Solution of the Solar Cell Transport Equations Using Maple

  • Randy T. Dorn
  • R. J. Soukup
Conference paper


The solar cell transport equations and the associated boundary conditions can cause many symbolic algebra computer programs difficulties. However, it is shown in this paper that Maple can be used to find the transport equation solutions for both a dark and an illuminated solar cell. The correct procedures must be used and some precautions taken but once learned, these techniques will be useful in many applications.


Solar Cell Depletion Region Dark Cell Surface Recombination Velocity Associate Boundary Condition 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Randy T. Dorn
    • 1
  • R. J. Soukup
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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