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HOW Solar Works


How a PV cell makes electricity


Under the sun, a photovoltaic cell acts as a photosensitive diode that instantaneously converts light (but not heat) into electricity.


NOTE: PV system


>> A photovoltaic system (informally, PV system) is an arrangement of components designed to supply usable electric power for a variety of purposes, using the Sun (or, less commonly, other light sources) as the power source. Solar PV total global capacity increased during 2010-2013 from 40 GW to 139 GW.


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