Definition of "Photovoltaic"

Lisa Morgan
  Emerald Coast Beach Living

Active photoelectric cell made of silicon and activated by electromagnetic energy in the form of light waves. They are now used in a wide range of electronic systems including modulated-light systems such as fiber optics arrays, measuring devices, and in control devices. Photovoltaic cells employ a solid-state diode structure with a large area on a silicon wafer. The surface layer is very thin and transparent so that light can penetrate the silicon.

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