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photovoltaic cell

A semiconductor diode that converts light into DC voltage. Also known as "solar cells," photovoltaic cells are used in myriad applications from simple light sensors to complete energy creation systems. See photovoltaic.



photovoltaic

The generation of voltage by a material that is exposed to light in the visible and invisible ranges. See photoelectric and photovoltaic cell.



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