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Forty-one women in Bartica, Region Seven, graduated from the Board of Industrial Training’s (BIT) Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme. The women were trained in Solar Photovoltaic Technology, Installation, Repair, and Maintenance over three weeks.
Solar cells, also called photovoltaic cells, convert sunlight directly into electricity.
According to NREL: “Photovoltaics (often shortened as PV) gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the photovoltaic effect. This phenomenon was first exploited in 1954 by scientists at Bell Laboratories who created a working solar cell made from silicon that generated an electric current when exposed to sunlight. Solar cells were soon being used to power space satellites and smaller items such as calculators and watches. Today, electricity from solar cells has become cost competitive in many regions and photovoltaic systems are being deployed at large scales to help power the electric grid.”
For more on the technology refer https://www.nrel.gov/research/re-photovoltaics.html