# Why does solar cell performance use short-circuit current per unit area and open-circuit voltage without reference to the cell area? [closed]

Here on this slide on page 54:

Only the short-circuit current ($$J_{SC}$$) is given with respect to area, whereas the voltage stands without relation to area. One could calculate it, because the area is given.

I just wondered, since I never heard about a open-circuit voltage density, but a lot about short-circuit current density.

• Could you please spell out the acronyms? – mike stone Oct 26 '20 at 18:43
• VOC = Open-circuit voltage JSC = Short-circuit current density ISC = Short-circuit current – AskingBecauseIHaveQuestions Oct 26 '20 at 18:46
• Again, I get downvoted for asking a question which should be understandable for everyone with basic knowledge of the field. 1 second on Google would also yield the answer. These are very common abbreviations. Not my fault. :/ – AskingBecauseIHaveQuestions Oct 26 '20 at 20:20
• @askingbecauseihavequestions I read "Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie". Here area few more: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VOC – my2cts Oct 26 '20 at 20:29
• Solar cells and so are are part of electrical engineering. This is a basic physics site, so most of us may know about the basics of semiconductor physics, but the language of the electrical enineering is often unfamilar. – mike stone Oct 26 '20 at 20:52