What is the difference between Photodiode and Solar cell?
Answers : 1 | Votes : 1644| On : 2013-08-10
bibuthomas : A photodiode is made to detect light quickly and a solar cell is made to collect energy from light. They are both typically silicon diodes, but modified to meet their different requirements. A photodiode has to be fast, which means low capacitance, which means small area of silicon. Therefore, it is not very sensitive, and cannot generate much power from light.
On : 2020-08-10