American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy, especially light.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to an electric current as produced or varied in intensity by the action of light, as when the electrical resistance of selenium is altered by light.
- adj. producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy (especially light)
- photo- + voltaic (Wiktionary)
“The process involved is called the photovoltaic effect PV.”
“Konarka Technologies has just debuted a printable solar panel film that uses a common inkjet printing process to manufacture paper-thin photovoltaic solar cells.”
“The roof is covered in photovoltaic solar panels which will provide electricity to do all of the required activities that the competition entails (remember, not only does the house have to obtain its energy from the sun, they must also provide electricity for other activities).”
““We are building a high-speed manufacturing plant to produce flexible and lightweight thin photovoltaic film modules using our advanced technology,” said Xunming Deng, P. hD., president and CEO of Xunlight.”
“These latter panels are sometimes called photovoltaic panels or photovoltaic modules, meaning the conversion of light into electrical volts.”
“Solar cells, also known as photovoltaic cells, are our most identifiable effort to convert the sun's energy into electricity.”
“They depend on a phenomenon known as the photovoltaic effect, discovered in 1839 by a French teenager.”
“New very thin film materials have been discovered which can be used to make panels which directly convert sunlight into electricity (called the photovoltaic (PV) effect), said the university.”
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