I have learned throughout my basic science classes in high school that in the process of photosynthesis, plants absorb sunlight & produce food. They use carbon dioxide & water vapour.
My doubt is if I draw an analogy with solar cells, they convert electricity from sunlight. When the sunlight directly falls on the solar cell, it produces more electricity but even when it is cloudy & no direct sunlight is available, they do produce electricity but with less efficiency.
So do plants require ONLY direct sunlight or does photosynthesis also occur during cloudy weather when no sunlight is available but the surroundings are bright.