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EN PV cell  
the most elementary device that exhibits the photovoltaic effect, i.e the direct non-thermal conversion of radiant energy into electrical energy

Note1 to entry: The preferred term is "solar photovoltaic cell" or "photovoltaic cell", colloquially referred to as a "solar cell".

[SOURCE: IEC61836:2007, 3.1.43, modified]

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 62548, ed. 1.0 (2013-07) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.1.35

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