September 15, 2020
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Edmond Becquerel found the "photovoltaic effect"
Willoughby Smith found that selenium had photoconductive potential
William Grylls Adam and Richard Evans Day
First zero-emission flight
Charles Fritts produced the first solar cells made with selenium wafers
Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson create solar cells with silicon at Bell Labs
The first solar cells are available commercially
Solar energy became the standard use of energy for space bound satellites
Vanguard I, Vanguard II, Explorer III, and Sputnik -3 all used solar power technology
NASA launched world's first Orbiting Astronomical Observatory
Exxon lowerd the cost of solar cells
First Solar Residence
The University of Wales improved efficiency to 34.5%
First solar airplane built
7th Century B.C.
3rd Century B.C.
The solar cells were first used in space to power satellites for U.S. NASA and the Soviet Union space programs
Solar Laws and Regulations
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