Photovoltaic cell

  A semiconductor that converts light directly into electricity.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms
  An electronic device consisting of layers of semiconductor materials fabricated to form a junction (adjacent layers of materials with different electronic characteristics) and electrical contacts and being capable of converting incident light directly into electricity (direct current).
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
  The smallest semiconductor element within a PV module to perform the immediate conversion of light into electrical energy (dc voltage and current).
  Solar Electric Glossary

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  • photovoltaic cell —  Photovoltaic Cell  Фотоэлектрическая ячейка (фотовольтаическая ячейка)   Фотоприемник на основе фотогальванического эффекта, обусловленного возникновением ЭДС в результате облучения светом. Принцип работы такого устройства основан на… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • photovoltaic cell — noun a cell that converts solar energy into electrical energy • Syn: ↑solar cell • Hypernyms: ↑cell, ↑electric cell • Part Holonyms: ↑solar array, ↑solar battery, ↑solar panel …   Useful english dictionary

  • photovoltaic cell — UK [ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˌteɪɪk ˈsel] / US [ˌfoʊtoʊvɑlˌteɪɪk ˈsel] noun [countable] Word forms photovoltaic cell : singular photovoltaic cell plural photovoltaic cells physics a piece of equipment that changes light into electricity …   English dictionary

  • photovoltaic cell — fotogalvaninis elementas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. photovoltaic cell vok. Photovoltzelle, f; Sperrschichtphotozelle, f rus. фотогальванический элемент, m pranc. cellule photovoltaïque, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • photovoltaic cell — fotovoltinis elementas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. photovoltaic cell vok. photovoltaisches Element, n; Photovoltzelle, f rus. фотовольтаический элемент, m pranc. cellule photovoltaïque, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • photovoltaic cell — /ˌfoʊtoʊvɒlˌteɪɪk ˈsɛl/ (say .fohtohvol.tayik sel) noun any type of cell in which an electromotive force is produced as a result of the photovoltaic effect …   Australian English dictionary

  • photovoltaic cell — Elect. a photocell in which an electromotive force is generated by a photovoltaic effect. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • photovoltaic cell — pho|to|vol|ta|ic cell [ ,foutouval,teıık sel ] noun count a piece of equipment that changes light into electricity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • photovoltaic cell — See solar cell …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • photovoltaic cell — noun a device that absorbs radiant energy and converts it into electrical energy …   Wiktionary

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