photovoltaic cells

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photovoltaic cells. Silicon-based devices, used to convert solar energy into electricity, which can be integrated into roof- and wall-claddings as part of an overall energy strategy for the building. The Autonomous House, Southwell, Notts. (1990–3), by Robert (1948– ) and Brenda (1949– ) Vale was a pioneering example where such cells were employed.


Peter Swallow ;
Vidler & and Vidler (1991)