Effect on Solar Cell Efficiency by a Magnifying GlassEnergy and Environmental Engineering
- Ms. Elena Armendariz
"The objective of this experiment is to increase the energy efficiency of a solar cell by using a magnifying glass to increase the light intensity on a solar cell. Monocrystalline and polycrystalline silicon solar cells were used and a magnifying glass was placed at, above, and below the focal length. Surprisingly, using a magnifying glass did not increase the energy efficiency of the monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar cells."