Results after 223 days in orbit of the solar cell experiments aboard the NTS-2 satellite are presented. Results after 447 days in orbit of the solar cell experiments aboard the NTS-2 satellite are presented. Solar panels are sometimes called photovoltaic cells (photo = light, voltaic = electricity) because they absorb photons of light to create an electrical voltage. Fig. 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. 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. This experiment is currently operating on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of MISSE7. 2. Table 1 shows the average volts and milliamps for each test. The solar cells should be large enough to produce milliamp reading that can be read by the amp meter. PV cells wired in series) has a nominal voltage of 0.5v output. 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. 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 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). 6.1: Connecting the amp meter to the Fig. 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. 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. 6.2: Using a protractor to measure the solar cell. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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