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PV CellsThe next time you're out enjoying the sunshine, consider this: everyday the sun offers us an abundance of clean, renewable energy that can create electricity and heat water, homes and buildings. Incredible, isn't it? We can use the sun's energy to create "photovoltaic" (PV) energy. This technology uses PV cells (like the one shown in the picture at the right) to capture the sun's energy. These PV cells use semi-conductor material that, when exposed to sunlight, energizes electrons, separating them from their atoms to create an electrical current.

What Are the Different Types of PV Systems?

Different Applications for Solar Power

Revised: Wednesday July 15 2009


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