Direct Energy Conversion

  Production of electricity from an energy source without transferring the energy to a working fluid or steam. For example, photovoltaic cells transform light directly into electricity. Direct conversion systems have no moving parts and usually produce direct current.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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