<b>An Research Article on Fabrication and Characterization of Nickel Oxide Coated Solar Cell</b> In this paper we have produced NiO thin film based solar cells. The NiO thin film was then studied for their structural, optical and electrical properties. By the help of these results we have capable to know about the structure of NiO the phase purity of the thin film X ray diffraction XRD pattern of NiO showed the diffraction planes corresponding to cubic phase respectively. The optical properties showed that with the increase in the deposition time of NiO the energy band gap varied between 3.1 to 3.24 eV. In the end, IV characteristics of the thin films were obtained by the help of matlab in the presence of light as will as dark region. Solar radiation, Band gap, FESEM technology, efficiency 465-468 Issue-5 Volume-3 Vijay Aithekar