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photovoltaic cell

noun, Electricity
a photocell in which an electromotive force is generated by a photovoltaic effect.
Origin of photovoltaic cell
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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 technology.
  • 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.
  • Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing technology improvements.
  • When sunlight strikes the photovoltaic cell, a small voltage is generated.
  • Whether it will be detrimental to a photovoltaic cell, particularly in the case of surface phenomena, remains to be evaluated.
photovoltaic cell in Science
photovoltaic cell  
See photoelectric cell.
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