Definition of photovoltaics in English:


Line breaks: photo|vol¦ta¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)vɒlˈteɪɪks


[treated as singular]
  • 1The branch of technology concerned with the production of electric current at the junction of two substances.
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    • Technologies of photovoltaics, hydrogen and fuel cell development are more advanced, and a combination of technology and motivation could be harnessed to slow down the gas guzzling machinery that gives the country such a bad name.
    • Solar-powered accessories make use of a technology called photovoltaics.
    • Similarly, Congress ought to greatly accelerate research into photovoltaics and into electrochemistry for next generation batteries.
  • 1.1 [treated as plural] Devices having a photovoltaic junction.
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    • Then the electricity from the photovoltaics will could be used to run hydrolysis reactions to produce hydrogen from water.
    • Generating costs for electricity from photovoltaics range from 25 cents to $1 per kilowatt hour, which is extremely high compared to electricity generated by coal or nuclear power plants.
    • Microturbines, fuel cells, photovoltaics, solar cells, and even conventional, small-scale generators have been improved in terms of lifecycle cost per kilowatt-hour.

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