photovoltaic cell

noun Electricity.
a photocell in which an electromotive force is generated by a photovoltaic effect.

Origin:
1920–25

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Example sentences
But many of those loosened electrons dissipate as heat rather than being
  funneled out of the photovoltaic cell.
Make oil old technology should be the goal of pursuing photovoltaic cell
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The need for this equipment arises from how a solar photovoltaic cell works.
Among these technologies were the nuclear power plant and the solar or
  photovoltaic cell.
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