(PV) cells. (Also known as solar cells.) A photovoltaic cell is made of thin wafers of two slightly different types of silicon, which, when exposed to light, will produce an electric current. Photovoltaic cells thus convert light energy into electrical energy.
A process by which light power is converted directly into electric power and is often referred to as PV for short. Crystalline silicon or gallium arsenide or other semi-conductor materials are used in such as process.
A system that converts sunlight directly into electricity using cells made of silicon or other conductive materials. When sunlight hits the cells, a chemical reaction occurs, resulting in the release of electricity. Reverse Osmosis (RO): A membrane separation process designed to treat wastewater containing a variety of contaminants including organic compounds.
refers to any device which produces free electrons when exposed to light. When these electrons are properly gathered, a potential difference (voltage) may be produced by the device, for example, a solar cell produces approximately one half volt in full sun.