What are Solar Cells?

A solar cell, also known by the names of photovoltaic or photoelectric cells, is a solid state electrical device that converts energy from the sun directly into energy using the photovoltaic effect.

Solar cells are traditionally employed in lines to make solar modules, commonly known as solar panels. These panels in turn create solar energy.

While photovoltaic energy is a field of technology and research specifically interested in the application of photovoltaic cells for the production of energy, it has more frequently been synonymous with the generation of energy from sunlight.

 
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