Definition of photovoltaics in English:

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photovoltaics

Pronunciation: /ˌfōtəvōlˈtāiks/ Pronunciation: /ˌfōtōväl-/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
1The branch of technology concerned with the production of electric current at the junction of two substances.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pho·to·vol·ta·ics

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