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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.[1]

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  1. SMART 2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age, Glossary, Appendix 6/85.

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