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  • 1 Solar cell — A solar cell made from a monocrystalline silicon wafer …

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  • 2 Quantum dot solar cell — Spin cast quantum dot solar cell built by the Sargent Group at the University of Toronto. The metal disks on the front surface are the electrical connections to the layers below. Quantum dot solar cells are an emerging field in solar cell… …

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  • 3 Dye-sensitized solar cell — A selection of dye sensitized solar cells A dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC, DSC or DYSC[1]) is a low cost solar cell belonging to the group of thin film solar cells.[2] …

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  • 4 Cadmium telluride solar cell — Articleissues advert = October 2008 COI = October 2008 wikify = October 2008A cadmium telluride solar cell is a solar cell based on a cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film, a semiconductor layer to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity… …

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  • 5 Thin film solar cell — Cross section of thin film polycrystalline solar cell. A thin film solar cell (TFSC), also called a thin film photovoltaic cell (TFPV), is a solar cell that is made by depositing one or more thin layers (thin film) of photovoltaic material on a… …

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  • 6 Solar car racing — refers to competitive races of electric vehicles which are powered by solar energy obtained from solar panels on the surface of the car (solar cars). The first solar car race was the Tour de Sol in 1985 which led to several similar races in… …

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  • 7 Solar energy — is the light and radiant heat from the Sun that powers Earth s climate and weather and sustains life. Since ancient times it has been harnessed for human use through a range of technologies. Solar radiation along with secondary solar resources… …

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  • 8 Solar thermal energy — Solar thermal system for water heating in Santorini, Greece …

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  • 9 Solar shingles — (or photovoltaic shingles) are photovoltaic cells designed to look like conventional asphalt shingles. There are several varieties of solar shingles, including shingle sized solid panels that take the place of a number of conventional shingles in …

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  • 10 Solar power satellite — A solar power satellite, or SPS or Powersat, as originally proposed would be a satellite built in high Earth orbit that uses microwave power transmission to beam solar power to a very large antenna on Earth. Advantages of placing the solar… …

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  • 11 Solar power in India — India is both densely populated and has high solar insolation, providing an ideal combination for solar power in India. Much of the country does not have an electric grid, so one of the first applications of solar power has been for water pumping …

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  • 12 Solar vehicle — A solar vehicle is an electric vehicle powered by a type of renewable energy, by solar energy obtained from solar panels on the surface (generally, the roof) of the vehicle. Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert the Sun s energy directly into… …

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  • 13 Alternative fuel vehicle — refers to a vehicle that runs on a fuel other than traditional gasoline or diesel; any method of powering an engine that does not involve solely petroleum (e.g. electric car, gasoline electric hybrid, solar powered). Due to a combination of heavy …

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  • 14 Alternative fuel — Alternative fuels, also known as non conventional fuels, are any materials or substances that can be used as a fuel, other than conventional fuels. Conventional fuels include: fossil fuels (petroleum (oil), coal, propane, and natural gas), and… …

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  • 15 Alternative technology — is a term used by environmental advocates to refer to technologies which are more environmentally friendly than the functionally equivalent technologies dominant in current practice.It is technology that, as an alternative to resource intensive… …

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  • 16 Alternative energy — is typically defined as coming from sources that do not deplete natural resources or harm . Wind power is a typical example. The term alternative is used to contrast with fossil fuels according to some sources. Renewable energy differs from… …

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  • 17 Space-based solar power — Left: Part of the solar energy is lost on its way through the atmosphere by the effects of reflection and absorption. Right: Space based solar power systems convert sunlight to microwaves outside the atmosphere, avoiding these losses, and the… …

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  • 18 Copper indium gallium selenide solar cells — Copper indium gallium selenide (CuIn1 xGaxSe2 or CIGS) is a direct bandgap semiconductor useful for the manufacture of solar cells. Because the material strongly absorbs sunlight, a much thinner film is required than of other semiconductor… …

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  • 19 Glossary of fuel cell terms — The Glossary of fuel cell terms lists the definitions of many terms used within the fuel cell industry. The terms in this glossary may be used by fuel cell industry associations, in education material and fuel cell codes and standards to name but …

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  • 20 Space solar power — Space based solar power (SBSP or SSP) is the conversion of solar energy into power, usable either in space or on earth, from a location in space, usually geosynchronous orbit (GSO). Photovoltaics (PV) would generally be utilized for energy… …

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