History of Solar Energy

If your knowledge about solar energy is limited to modern solar PV panels, you might be surprised to learn that the history of solar energy goes back a very long time, and people have been using the sun’s energy to light and heat their homes and cook their meals for thousands of years.

While we now have the ability to have our own home solar systems for generating clean renewable electricity, there’s a lot more to the history of solar energy than the development of photovoltaic panels, as this piece from CleanTechnica points out.

The History Of Solar (via Clean Technica)

Originally published on Renewables International.By Craig Morris Did you know that Socrates gave lectures on solar architecture? But no, he’s not the one who invented it – that honor goes back at least to the Chinese, according to the update of…

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