photovoltaics

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photovoltaics

(ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˈteɪɪks)
n
the science and technology of photovoltaic devices and substances

pho•to•vol•ta•ics

(ˌfoʊ toʊ vɒlˈteɪ ɪks, -voʊl-)

n.
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.
[1975–80]
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China, the world's biggest solar panel maker, produced a total of 68 gigawatts (GW) of solar photo-voltaic cells and 76 GW of solar modules in 2017, up 33.
Another aspect of the idea was to reduce operations cost by utilising sun rays to run my car as it has photo-voltaic cells which absorb sun rays.
Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss aircraft powered by photo-voltaic cells, was due for arrival in Abu Dhabi on Sunday morning but is now expected on Monday or Tuesday.
Unlike the Shard, the towers of the future could be coated in a painted layer of photo-voltaic cells generating power for their host building and the grid.
Thanks to the considerable contributions and support of long standing partner Air BP, the array consists of 92 panels of high efficiency photo-voltaic cells providing 21.
The new-look visitor centre is also doing its bit for the environment - it includes photo-voltaic cells, air source heating and rain-water harvesting.
The iKini consists of 40 small photo-voltaic cells, which are solar-powered and sewn together in a specific manner.
Photo-voltaic cells are also being put in place at HRI as flat roofs are replaced.
I knew years ago that Solar Energy was the way forward, but it's only been since April, when the UK Government introduced the 'Feed In Tariff' that Solar Panels, or Photo-Voltaic Cells, became such an affordable and a viable proposition.
Environmental consultants have played an important part in making the MTC an environmental friendly building, such as angled glass to avoid heat exposure; an outdoor parking which will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 cars and covered with photo-voltaic cells to provide electricity for the building; and water will be conserved by using grey water for irrigation of outer plants.
uk - Photo-voltaic cells can generate electricity, but these are costly.
It won't provide the entire energy for a store, but alongside photo-voltaic cells and other initiatives it will help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.