The colored transparency sheets can be cut into pieces large enough to completely shade the PV cell. 2. The objective of the solar cell experiment, consisting of fifteen (15) separate experiments of five cells each, is to evaluate the performance of state-of-the-art solar cells in the space environment. Fig. A future experiment would use mirrors in front of the solar panel rather than bi-convex lenses, which would increase the amount of sunlight coming into contact with the photovoltaic cells. Chemistry lab. PV cells wired in series) has a nominal voltage of 0.5v output. The solar cells that the researchers have developed based on their findings to date are now more stable than the previous perovskite cells and at the same time more efficient than commercial silicon cells. Solar panels are sometimes called photovoltaic cells (photo = light, voltaic = electricity) because they absorb photons of light to create an electrical voltage. Also called a solar cell, these panels capture sunlight and emit a current that can be used to power many things, including the small motor attached to the solar panel in your kit. 6.1: Connecting the amp meter to the Fig. 6.2: Using a protractor to measure the solar cell. ... and current that the solar panel received. Results after 223 days in orbit of the solar cell experiments aboard the NTS-2 satellite are presented. 145 Energy Sources and Alternative Energy Experiment 2: Solar Energy The sun s energy is free, plentiful, non-polluting, and can be converted into electricity with the use of photovol-taic cells. The angle is varied by rotating the clamp and the angle of the cell was measured relative to the ground with a protractor using an edge of the PV module. Solar cells are characterized with I-V curves. The first satellite of the Brazilian Complete Space Mission, launched on 9 February 1993, hosts a solar cell experiment (SCE). The objective of the solar cell experiment, consisting of 15 separate experiments of five cells each, is to evaluate the performance of state-of-the-art solar cells in the space environment. Results after 447 days in orbit of the solar cell experiments aboard the NTS-2 satellite are presented. Abstract: The success of the first Forward Technology Solar Cell Experiment (FTSCE) which flew as part of the 5th Materials on the International Space Station Experiments (MISSE-5) [1,2,3], led to a follow on experiment, FTSCE II. Changing the light intensity incident on a solar cell changes all solar cell parameters, including the short-circuit current, the open-circuit voltage, the FF, the efficiency and the impact of series and shunt resistances.The light intensity on a solar cell is called the number of suns, where 1 sun corresponds to standard illumination at AM1.5, or 1 kW/m 2. Results. Table 1 shows the average volts and milliamps for each test. Distribute copies of the Lab Activity to each student but have students work The solar cells should be large enough to produce milliamp reading that can be read by the amp meter. This experiment is currently operating on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of MISSE7. The results showed that the average voltage, current and power capability from the solar cell during the test days were 12.17 volts, 0.972 amps and 11.84 watts, respectively. The objective of the SCE is to qualify in mission and real time the silicon solar cells for space use developed and manufactured in Brazil.