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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics (PV) is a term which covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaic_system

A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of ...

www.nrel.gov/workingwithus/re-photovoltaics.html

Learn the basics about solar photovoltaic technology which converts sunlight directly into electricity.

science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/solarcells

Aug 6, 2008 ... Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. Some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric ...

www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar-energy/tech/solarpv.html

Solar cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. Solar cells are often used to power calculators and watches. They are made of semiconducting materials ...

energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/solar-photovoltaic-technology-basics

Aug 16, 2013 ... Photovoltaic (PV) materials and devices convert sunlight into electrical energy. A single PV device is known as a cell. An individual PV cell is ...

energy.gov/eere/sunshot/photovoltaics

The SunShot Initiative supports the early-stage research and development of photovoltaic (PV) technologies that improve efficiency and reliability, lower ...

www.technologystudent.com/energy1/solar5.htm

Photovoltaic cells look similar to solar panels but they work in a different way. Solar panels are use to produce hot water or even steam. Photovoltaic panels ...

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=solar_photovoltaics

Jan 9, 2017 ... A photovoltaic (PV) cell, commonly called a solar cell, is a nonmechanical device that converts sunlight directly into electricity. Some PV cells ...