[foh-toh-vol-tey-ik, -vohl-]
adjective Electricity.
of or pertaining to the photovoltaic effect.

1920–25; photo- + voltaic Unabridged
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photovoltaic (ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˈteɪɪk)
of, concerned with, or producing electric current or voltage caused by electromagnetic radiation, esp visible light from the sun

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photovoltaic  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (fō'tō-vŏl-tā'ĭk, -vōl-)  Pronunciation Key 
Capable of producing a voltage, usually through photoemission, when exposed to radiant energy, especially light. See more at photoelectric, solar cell.

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Example sentences
Powered by an array of photovoltaic panels, the retreat is totally energy
The college is switching to hybrid vehicles for its fleet and is installing
  photovoltaic panels on buildings.
Solar requires huge areas for arrays whether photovoltaic panels or
  concentrated solar.
Here, the exterior will sport photovoltaic cells to collect solar power and
  make the building energy self-sufficient.
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