solar cell

noun

Definition of solar cell

: a photovoltaic cell used as a power source

Examples of solar cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the Blavor’s solar cell capabilities leave a lot to be desired. Stephen Slaybaugh, Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2022 Among the listees to fall below that $1 billion threshold, Zhong Baoshan, chairman of solar cell maker LONGi Green Energy, has seen his fortune fall to $927 million yesterday from $1.1 billion on the list. Russell Flannery, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 According to the Guardian, the research institute believes 20 percent of Dutch roads are suited for solar cell adaptation. The Editors, Outside Online, 6 Nov. 2014 The senior administration official stressed that tariffs alone are not going to bring back solar cell production or grow module production in the U.S. sufficiently to meet the country’s needs. Time, 4 Feb. 2022 The 25-year old firm, with over 1,300 employees globally, will help RIL fulfil its ambition of building a massive gigantic solar cell factory in India, something Ambani announced in June. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 11 Oct. 2021 These investments have paid off: China is the world's undisputed leader in solar cell production. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 But the modern solar cell wasn't invented until the mid-1900s. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 7 Oct. 2021 To satisfy the higher power requirements for radar and laser designators, and perhaps someday defensive laser cannons, designers could extend solar cell coverage over more of the airship. Jim Wilson, Popular Mechanics, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of solar cell

1955, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2022

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“Solar cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solar%20cell. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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