Tilt angle

solarcell

#1

We would like to analyze the optimization of tilt angle of the cell to maximize optical enhancement. How do we achieve this?


#2

You should be able to achieve this optimization by using the built-in “optimization” tool in FDTD Solutions.

You can create an optimization sweep and set the tilt angle of the cell as a parameter and the absorbed power as the figure of merit to be optimized (see sample screenshot below).

To learn more about the optimization tool in FDTD, take a look at this KB page: Optimization.


#3

I wish to measure the absorption within the cell for different tilt angles. For that, I normally use the ‘transmission’ syntax in the script editor to generate the normalized power for different monitors. How do I achieve this for different tilt angles using optimization? What ‘result’ do I choose to optimize?


#4

If you are trying to optimize transmission of a single monitor then you can simply choose the ‘T’ of that monitor as the result in the optimization object.

If you want to optimize the T from multiple monitors then you can define a variable in the Analysis portion of the “model” object in the objects tree and include the script to calculate transmission. From the optimization object you can then select this variable.