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Definition of "photovoltaic" []

  • Capable of producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy, especially light. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "photovoltaic" in a sentence
  • "The process involved is called the photovoltaic effect PV."
  • "Konarka Technologies has just debuted a printable solar panel film that uses a common inkjet printing process to manufacture paper-thin photovoltaic solar cells."
  • "The roof is covered in photovoltaic solar panels which will provide electricity to do all of the required activities that the competition entails (remember, not only does the house have to obtain its energy from the sun, they must also provide electricity for other activities)."