The history of solar energy and photovoltaic solar panels is long and varied. It includes great well-known minds such as Antoine César Becquerel, and Albert Einstein, as well as less commonly thought of, but still very important, innovators such as Charles Fritts.
The Really Big Solar Energy Timeline tells a story that involves countries, universities, governments, satellites, circumnavigation of the globe, and even bacteria. We think that it’s a fascinating tale, and hope you do too.
We also hope that it proves to be a useful resource, and to that end we’ll be updating it regularly.
We could use your help. Is there something that you think should be on here? Anything that could be improved? If so, let us know in the comments below.