Realizing a photovoltaic mosaic of interconnected solar cells

Square Solar Inc., a lower mainland British Columbia-based company, envisages a solar module that is comprised of a mosaic of, ideally at least, scalable solar cells that will tile any given surface that is exposed to the Sun’s rays. The intern on this project will develop a means simulating the electrical performance of such a mosaic, the goal being the development of a standard testing protocol for such a device. A number of proposed designs will be critically assessed within the context of this protocol. If time permits, realizations of Square Solar Inc.’s proposed designs will be considered by the intern, the results accrued from the simulations of the electrical performance being compared with those of experiment.

Alireza Azimi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Stephen O'Leary
British Columbia
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