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.

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47 Responses

  1. lol says:

    solar panels are ugp

  2. lol says:

    i meant to say ugo

  3. crazy says:

    solar energy makes me me pass science

  4. crazy says:

    solar energy makes me me pass science dudes

  5. the boss says:

    it needs more info

  6. the boss says:

    lots more

  7. imehana says:

    can you dumb this down?

  8. sweetpie says:

    the last sentence don’t make no sense.

  9. cool gal says:

    yes it does in your mind it doesn’t

  10. These comments are really funny.

  11. crazzzy says:

    wooow yall iz stupid

  12. cat says:

    who invented Solar power?

  13. LethalNoob says:

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

  14. LethalNoob says:

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

  15. marcos says:

    everyone knows solar panels were invented by dwarven in Skyrim! You guys are stupid!!!

  16. DDD says:


  17. omg these comments are amazingly funny. 😀

  18. Fred says:

    It’s like a fucktard convention in here…

  19. Pplz says:

    Solar panels turn me on

  20. ola says:

    And your father is credible source?

  21. Can i please have the admins name. I am doing a bibliography paper and i need the author’s name.

  22. Talyn Stapleton says:

    why dont they try to invent a lunar panel

  23. Harrison says:

    So russell couldn’t finish the job. Who knows he could have won a noble prize. Just saying!

  24. TROLL FACE says:

    All u noobs are shoes and smell of chlorine

  25. Not Telling u peeps my name says:

    is this info not correct?

  26. judedude says:

    no specifics??!!!!!! seriously, do you people edit?!

  27. hello says:

    solar energy was created when cave man people were alive

  28. Olivia Moses says:

    This is very helpful.

  29. kyle says:

    who really invented the solar panel

  30. godslastname says:

    who invented the solar panels?

  31. ksaranya says:

    it is nice

  32. mysterious man says:

    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.

  33. raymond incoom says:

    That is guit helpful

  34. Mysterious man your retarded dude

  35. Loser says:

    What about Hasan kamel al sabah the guy that created the TV, because when I was at pizzaisohot (a.k.a pizzahut) I heard a guy say that the guy that created the TV is the same person that created solar panels.

  36. Malatesh Patil says:

    lot of information about solar panel

  37. pigs says:

    tells nothing

  38. randy says:

    dang this chat has been going on for 4 YEARS

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