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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.

24 comments for “Who invented solar panels?

  1. lol
    March 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    solar panels are ugp

  2. lol
    March 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    i meant to say ugo

  3. Nia
    October 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm


  4. November 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    solar energy makes me me pass science

  5. November 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    solar energy makes me me pass science dudes

  6. the boss
    November 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    it needs more info

  7. the boss
    November 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    lots more

  8. imehana
    November 29, 2011 at 1:14 am

    can you dumb this down?

  9. the boss
    November 29, 2011 at 2:58 am


  10. the boss
    November 29, 2011 at 2:58 am


  11. December 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    this is awsome

  12. sweetpie
    December 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    the last sentence don’t make no sense.

  13. January 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    yes it does in your mind it doesn’t

  14. January 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    These comments are really funny.

  15. crazzzy
    January 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    wooow yall iz stupid

  16. cat
    February 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    who invented Solar power?

    • Colter111
      October 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Ya that’s what the web is calling it so who invented it.

  17. LethalNoob
    March 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Um. I have to say something. This information is incorrect.

  18. LethalNoob
    March 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Only because my father sells solar panels and he knows what he’s talking about >.>

  19. Olivia Moses
    September 9, 2014 at 9:16 am

    This is very helpful.

  20. kyle
    October 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    who really invented the solar panel

  21. February 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    who invented the solar panels?

  22. ksaranya
    March 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

    it is nice

  23. mysterious man
    April 13, 2015 at 12:21 am

    well if you go to google scholar you can search proper documents and law cases so you can find proper data. not like chat like this so please refrain from using this as a chat tool use it for education.

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