solar photovoltaic

Synonyms

photovoltaic power, photovoltaics, solar electricity, P.V., solar power, solar photovoltaics, solar photovoltaic energy

Definition

Photovoltaics (PV) is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells for energy by converting sunlight directly into electricity. Solar power is sometimes used as a synonym to refer to electricity generated from solar radiation.