Solar photovoltaics (SPV) is
|“||[t]echnology that uses energy from the sun to create electricity. [It c]onsists of layers of semiconducting material, usually silicon. Light shining on the cell creates an electric field across the layers, causing electricity to flow.||”|
- ↑ SMART 2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age, Glossary, Appendix 6/85.