Who invented solar panels?

Solar panels are used extensively or generating electricity and power throughout the world. Though the initial investment is quite high, the fuel is cheap and abundant produces hardly any pollution unlike the burning of the fossil fuels.  The solar cell technology is extremely old and work started on this way back in the 1800’s. The French physicist Antoine – Cesar Becquerel is credited with the solar panel research, in 1839. While he was experimenting with a solid electrode that was dipped in the electrolyte solution he was able to see a photovoltaic effect. He even saw a voltage develop when the sunlight fell on the electrode. The solar cell creation for the first time is credited to Charles Fritts, who used junctions that were created when the semiconductor was coated by a very thin layer of gold.

The earliest solar cells and panels that were created were extremely inefficient and the energy conversation received from the sun stood under 1%. Russell Ohl was the first inventor, who created the silicon solar cell in 1941. in 1954,  the three American researchers Gerald Pearson, Calvin Fuller and Daryl Chapin were able to create a solar panel that could the had the efficiency level of 6% with direct sunlight.

By admin On Feb 12 2011


18 Responses to “Who invented solar panels?”

  1. solar panels are ugp

    At 3:56 pm, March 7, 2011
  2. i meant to say ugo

    At 3:56 pm, March 7, 2011
  3. m,qANBKLJ

    At 1:43 pm, October 4, 2011
  4. solar energy makes me me pass science

    At 7:40 pm, November 9, 2011
  5. solar energy makes me me pass science dudes

    At 7:41 pm, November 9, 2011
  6. it needs more info

    the boss
    At 11:58 pm, November 28, 2011
  7. lots more

    the boss
    At 11:59 pm, November 28, 2011
  8. can you dumb this down?

    At 1:14 am, November 29, 2011
  9. ok

    the boss
    At 2:58 am, November 29, 2011
  10. NOT

    the boss
    At 2:58 am, November 29, 2011
  11. this is awsome

    At 12:53 pm, December 12, 2011
  12. the last sentence don’t make no sense.

    At 7:19 pm, December 16, 2011
  13. yes it does in your mind it doesn’t

    cool gal
    At 8:53 pm, January 8, 2012
  14. These comments are really funny.

    Stefano W. Pasquini
    At 1:22 pm, January 10, 2012
  15. wooow yall iz stupid

    At 8:13 pm, January 25, 2012
  16. who invented Solar power?

    At 4:46 pm, February 22, 2012
  17. Um. I have to say something. This information is incorrect.

    At 7:31 pm, March 20, 2012
  18. Only because my father sells solar panels and he knows what he’s talking about >.>

    At 7:31 pm, March 20, 2012

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