Photovoltaic | What On Earth Is A Photovoltaic Cell?!?!?!?!?
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Photovoltaic | What On Earth Is A Photovoltaic Cell?!?!?!?!?

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A solar cell (or a “photovoltaic” cell) is a semiconductor device that converts photons from the sun (solar light) into electricity. In general a solar cell that includes both solar and non-solar sources of light (such as photons from incandescent bulbs) is termed a photovoltaic cell. Fundamentally, the device needs to fulfill only two functions: photogeneration of charge carriers (electrons and holes) in a light-absorbing material, and separation of the charge carriers to a conductive contact that will transmit the electricity. This conversion is called the photovoltaic effect, and the field of research related to solar cells is known as photovoltaics.Solar cells have many applications. They are particularly well suited to, and historically used in, situations where electrical power from the grid is unavailable, such as in remote area power systems, Earth orbiting satellites, handheld calculators, remote radiotelephones and water pumping applications. Assemblies of solar cells (in the form of modules or photovoltaic arrays) on building roofs can be connected through an inverter to the electricity grid, often in a net metering arrangement.


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Hi. A device that converts light to electricity.

Ethan…did u get your search from google or askjeeves?

Is a electric device that transforms light into electricity

Photovoltaic cells are articles to capture solar energy. They are also called solar cells

It is a type of battery

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