How does static electricity damage common solar cells making them less photo reactive? At watt voltage and/or amps would change the chemistry of the common solar cell?

I want to think that as long as the amps are low with a high voltage the static electricity would not change the silicon?

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____________________________________________________________ Related: https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/35661/could-a-solar-panel-be-modified-to-also-collect-a-static-charge-on-mars

From comments: How they should accumulate that static charge?

This similar to the method I would use to generate static electricity but is not limited to this method. Only the body above the line is important for an answer.

They would accumulate a static charge by moving dust and air past the cells like the blades of this helicopter but with more surface area with less speed. enter image description here https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/35587/could-electricty-be-generated-from-a-martian-dust-storm https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/helicopter-static-electricity-phenomenon.75190/

  • $\begingroup$ How they should accumulate that static charge? $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Apr 20 '19 at 7:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Alchimista how does this look? $\endgroup$ – Muze the good Troll. Apr 20 '19 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ My comment was about a standard scenario. The copter blade can't be grounded opposite to a non flying solar cells. In general is hard enough to charge something mounted and composed by a semiconductor cabled by metals. Different if you have a special scenario in mind. It seems more suited for physics or engineering $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Apr 20 '19 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Alchimista the helicopter is grounded during this. I am only interested if high voltage could chemically change the silicon? $\endgroup$ – Muze the good Troll. Apr 20 '19 at 18:13
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    $\begingroup$ The last is a different question. I don't see how a grounded manufactured consisting of electrical wiring and conductive enough to work as solar cells should accumulate electrostatic charge. If you mean instead if there is a threshold V than certainly yes, but here I mean during solar cell or diode operation. Move to electrical engineering, I think there is a SE branch. $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Apr 21 '19 at 6:50

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