History of Solar Energy

Check out this fascinating infographic published by Jeff Desjardins (Jan. 19, 2017) on VisualCapitalist.com:

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization.

After all, the sun puts out 3.8 x 10^26 watts of power, and NASA scientists estimate that even capturing 0.0001% of what hits the earth would be enough to service all of our current energy needs.

Today, we’re obviously not there – but we’re making substantial progress. Solar cells are cheaper than ever before, and solar is finally getting queued up as a part of the future energy supply mix…

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