Thermophotovoltaic cell

Thermophotovoltaic cell
  A device where sunlight concentrated onto a absorber heats it to a high temperature, and the thermal radiation emitted by the absorber is used as the energy source for a photovoltaic cell that is designed to maximize conversion efficiency at the wavelength of the thermal radiation.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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