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Solar Photovoltaic Cells - Photovoltaics (PV) are an array PV solar cell. These PV cells are made up of solar photovoltaic material that converts solar radiation into direct current (DC) electricity.

Materials used for photovoltaic include monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, microcrystalline silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium selenide /sulfide.

How Photovoltaic System Works? A photovoltaic cell is the smallest and basic building block of a photovoltaic system. These cells vary in size ranging from about 0.5 inches to 4 inches.


A single photovoltaic cell can produce about 1 to 2 watts of electricity. This energy is too less for use in any household or for a commercial purpose.

In order to increase the output of electricity, several photovoltaic cells are electrically connected together to form a photovoltaic panel or photovoltaic module. These photovoltaic panels / photovoltaic modules are further electrically connected to form a photovoltaic array.  The number of modules connected to form an array depends on the amount of solar electrical energy needed.

Sunlight is composed of
photons, or particles of solar energy. When sunlight strikes a solar cell, electrons get loose and move toward the treated front surface of the cell thus creating holes. When many electrons, each carrying a negative charge, travel toward the front surface of the cell, it creates an imbalance of electrons. When the two surfaces (front and back surface of the photovoltaic cell) are joined by a connector, say a copper wire, electricity is generated.
 


Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics (Video)

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