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photovoltaic

[foh-toh-vol-tey-ik, -vohl-] /ˌfoʊ toʊ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk, -voʊl-/
adjective, Electricity
1.
of or pertaining to the photovoltaic effect.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; photo- + voltaic
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Examples for photovoltaic
  • Powered by an array of photovoltaic panels, the retreat is totally energy independent.
  • 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.
  • Thanks to photovoltaic technology, any sunny rooftop can be converted into a solar power generator.
  • Solar photovoltaic panels produce direct-current electricity.
  • Down below, a field of photovoltaic panels struggled for light.
  • Solar panels, or photovoltaic cells, are semiconductors made up of silicon atoms that convert the sun's energy into electricity.
  • The two main types of solar farm are photovoltaic and parabolic.
  • photovoltaic cells, found in solar panels, convert the sun's energy into electricity.
British Dictionary definitions for photovoltaic

photovoltaic

/ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˈteɪɪk/
adjective
1.
of, concerned with, or producing electric current or voltage caused by electromagnetic radiation, esp visible light from the sun
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photovoltaic in Science
photovoltaic
  (fō'tō-vŏl-tā'ĭk, -vōl-)   
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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