Answer: The element which is used in a solar cell is silicon.
A solar cell or photovoltaic cell (PV) is an electrical device that converts solar energy to electrical energy. It is made up of silicon which is a semiconductor material. The reason for using "silicon" in solar cells is its ability to resist a very high temperature and current. The photoelectric effect is defined as the generation of voltage due to the bombardment of light photons.
Which element is used in a solar cell?
Pure silicon is hard and crystalline. It is a poor conductor of electricity as it is a semiconductor material at its core. It is used in solar cells (photovoltaic cells).