Definition: Photovoltaics

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Photovoltaics

Pertaining to the direct conversion of light into electricity[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition

Reegle Definition

A photovoltaic plant is a power station that generates electrical power by using photovoltaic cells; usually such a power plant feeds electricity into the public grid., Photovoltaics (PV) is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells for energy by converting sunlight directly into electricity. Solar power is sometimes used as a synonym to refer to electricity generated from solar radiation.


Also Known As
PV
Related Terms
Solar cellSolar energyPV celldemandsolar radiationelectricity generationpowerdemand
References
  1. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_glossary.html#photovoltaic_panel
  2. http://www.eere.energy.gov/basics/renewable_energy/photovoltaics.html