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  • n. The technology of the conversion of sunlight into electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect.


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  • Photovoltaics is the science of making and workings of solar cells or solar batteries - devices that transform solar energy into electri

    city, as opposed to solar panels which use solar energy directly, e.g. to heat up water etc.

    March 31, 2009