Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Power

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Photovoltaic systems like the Masdar City Solar PV plant employ solar panels composed of a number of solar cells to convert sunlight into direct-current electricity.

The direct conversion of sunlight to electricity occurs without any moving parts or emissions of carbon dioxide.

PV systems have been used for 50 years in specialised applications, and grid-connected systems have been operating for more than 20 years.