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 (fō′tō-vōl-tā′ĭk, -vŏl-)
Capable of producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy, especially light.

pho′to·vol·ta′ic n.


(General Physics) of, concerned with, or producing electric current or voltage caused by electromagnetic radiation, esp visible light from the sun


(ˌfoʊ toʊ vɒlˈteɪ ɪk, -voʊl-)

of or pertaining to a material or device in which electricity is generated as a result of exposure to light.
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Adj.1.photovoltaic - producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy (especially light)


A. ADJfotovoltaico
B. CPD photovoltaic cell Ncélula f fotovoltaica
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