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Solar energy glossary


 

Solar energy glossary

erg unit of energy or work in the centimeter-gram-second system of physical units used in physics; to lift a pound weight one foot requires 1.356 107 ergs. It equals the work done by a force of one dyne acting through a distance of one centimeter and is equal to 10-7 joule, the standard unit of work or energy
(Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)
photovoltaic of, relating to, or utilizing the generation of a voltage when radiant energy falls on the boundary between dissimilar substances (as two different semiconductors)
Source: Merriam Webster
solar energy Radiation from the Sun capable of producing heat, causing chemical reactions, or generating electricity.
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica
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