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the science and technology of photovoltaic devices and substances


(ˌfoʊ toʊ vɒlˈteɪ ɪks, -voʊl-)

1. (used with a sing. v.) a field of semiconductor technology involving the direct conversion of electromagnetic radiation, as sunlight, into electricity.
2. (used with a pl. v.) devices designed to perform such conversion.
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The fastest and most efficient way to manufacture thin-film CIGS photovoltaics, FASST (TM) was recently honored with a Nano 50(TM) Award from Nanotech Briefs, a leading nanotechnology magazine from the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs.
HelioVolt Corporation today announced that Frost and Sullivan has honored the next-generation solar energy technology company with the 2006 Innovation of the Year Award in the field of thin film photovoltaics.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 23 (ANI): Heraeus Photovoltaics, a provider of technology solutions for the renewable energy industry launched major local customer initiatives to support an efficiency boost of the Indian Photovoltaic industry.
The operator says Greece installed an impressive 300 MW of photovoltaics in January, 2013.
The farm features 70sq m state-ofthe-art photovoltaic panels on its roof which provide both the university and photovoltaics researchers and developers around the UK with the technology to field-test their new and experimental photovoltaic cell designs.
DuPont now expects its sales into photovoltaics to exceed $1 billion in 2011, which is a year ahead of plan, and has set a new goal to exceed $2 billion in sales by 2014.
At IBEW Local 164, we are currently developing a photovoltaics program as part of our continuing education curriculum.
We are hearing about a wide variety of potential applications, [including] transistors, electronic circuits, high-density energy storage devices, advanced emissive displays, and advanced photovoltaics.
The sale of photovoltaics expanded more than 40 percent in 1997, and the solar-energy industry as a whole has grown at an annual rate of 16 percent since 1990.