Photovoltaic (PV) effect

What is Photovoltaic (PV) effect?

Refers to a phenomenon taking place when light particles called photons knock electrons free from the atoms they hit. In combination with the properties of a semiconductor material, this property of light causes unidirectional electron flow across a junction, which creates a voltage. Adding an electric circuit will result in electric current flow and electric power generation.



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