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Solar Energy Technology at New River Community College


PhotovoltaicsPhotovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panels comprising a number of cells containing a photovoltaic material. The most popular PV systems used on residential homes and small business sites are grid connected systems that included direct current to alternating current inverters.

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