Recent Examples of solar cell from the Web
Perovskite solar cells, a more recent discovery, already come close to silicon’s performance and may be more efficient.
Improving efficiency will allow solar cells to increasingly replace more polluting forms of power generation.
More than 260,000 Americans are employed in the sector, but fewer than 2,000 of those employed in the United States are manufacturing solar cells and modules, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
In the solar panel case, massive Chinese government subsidies and industrial planning were blamed for a surge in China’s production of solar cells and modules, and the demise of up to 30 U.S. solar panel makers.
That's because most jobs are in installing and assembling solar panels, not in manufacturing the solar cells.
The question is whether China will continue to be allowed to abundantly and inexpensively export solar panels and solar cells to the United States.
Kitson says the technology for storing all that surplus energy the solar cells generate during the day is still too costly.
The new approach relies on a photoelectrochemical (PEC) device, a type of solar cell that can potentially split water molecules more efficiently than other methods.
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Definition of solar cell for English Language Learners
: a device that uses light or heat from the sun to produce electricity
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