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solar cell

noun

Simple Definition of solar cell

  • : a device that uses light or heat from the sun to produce electricity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solar cell

  1. :  a photovoltaic cell used as a power source

1955

First Known Use of solar cell

1955


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