solar cells


Devices, usually made of semiconductors, that convert sunlight directly into electric current (see also current). Solar cells power artificial satellites and are often used in remote locations of the Earth.

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notes for solar cells

At present, solar cells are too expensive and inefficient to be used for commercial generation of electricity.
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