A material that has an electrical conductivity in between that of a metal and an insulator. Typical semiconductors for PV cells include silicon, gallium arsenide, copper indium diselenide, and cadmium elluride.
A chemical element that is the most common semiconductor material used in making PV cells.
Silicon material with a single crystal structure. A common material for the construction of solar PV cells.
see photovoltaic cell
Energy from the sun.
see photovoltaic module
Electricity generated from sunlight.
A solar system that operates without connection to a grid or another supply of electricity. A battery bank stores unused daylight production for nighttime power. Commonly used in remote regions such as mountains, ocean platforms or communication towers.
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