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See also: photo-voltaic



photo- +‎ voltaic


photovoltaic (not comparable)

  1. Producing a voltage when exposed to light.
    • 2021 September 22, “National Rail Awards 2021: Denmark Hill Station Enhancement Project”, in RAIL, number 940, page 39:
      But the truly impressive part of this entry is the photovoltaic film that has been applied to the platform and entrance roofs (all 272 square metres of it). It is a UK first for the railway, and is expected to generate 36kW of electricity to meet the needs of the station itself and to feed the surplus back to the grid.
    Synonym: photoelectric

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