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When 2 solar cells are in parallel, is it that the final IV curve is the simple addition of Currents (for same voltage) of both individual IV curves ? My main doubt is what happens in 2nd and 4th quadrant. Also can you answer the same question for solar cells in series. Assume that there are no bypass diodes.

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When 2 solar cells are in parallel, is it that the final IV curve is the simple addition of voltages

No, when two devices (solar cells or anything else) are in parallel, the voltages are equal and the currents add.

Also can you answer the same question for solar cells in series.

When two devices are in series, the voltages add.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for your time. But I think I put my question incorrectly. Edited it and rephrased my question \$\endgroup\$ Mar 29 at 8:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NikhilKumar, it doesn't change the answer: When the devices are in parallel, the currents add. When the devices are in series the voltages add. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Mar 29 at 16:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ Does adding apply for 4th quadrant also when currents are negative ? \$\endgroup\$ Apr 2 at 6:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NikhilKumar, yes, adding is adding. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Apr 2 at 15:00

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