solar cell
  • noun a photoelectric device that converts solar energy into electricity
  • A semiconductor device which generates an electric current when exposed to radiant energy, especially sunlight. These are often made of silicon or selenium. Solar cells can be used in arrays to power anything from street lights to satellites. It is a photovoltaic cell which is optimized for the conversion of solar energy. Also known as solar generator, or sun cell.
  • synonym solar generator
  • synonym sun cell

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