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Glossary

EN PV cell  

  1. the basic unit of photovoltaic conversion, a semiconductor device that can convert light directly into electrical energy;
  2. the basic photovoltaic device


Note 1 to entry: The preferred term is "solar photovoltaic cell" or "photovoltaic cell", colloquially referred to as a "solar cell".

[SOURCE: IEC60904-3:2008]


TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 62257-1, ed. 3.0 (2015-10) Terms     Info
Reference number:A.105

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