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History lesson: development of Solar Energy

04.02.2018 — 0

Renewable energy — a promising technology, which became known as the eco-friendly alternative way quite recently. Nowadays solar energy differs from other RES because of its efficiency and an incredible rate of development. The history of solar inventions is also amazing.

Solar DAO — a tokenized fund designed for everyone to easily participate in PV solar plants construction across the globe. SDAO tokens on: YoBit.

The first prototype.

In 1767 a Swiss scientist Horace de Saussure invented the first solar collector. It was an installation for converting direct sunlight into thermal energy.
Less than a century later,the first solar installation, converting sunlight into electricity was invented in France.
A successful experience in solar panel use was made after 100 years: in 1958, the second successfully launchedNASA satellite was powered by solar.

Society for the Solar development

In the 20th century, many countries began to actively advocate for the support of solar energy technologies. In 1978, the first organization called the Solar Trade Association (STA) was created in Britain. Their main goal is to promote solar energy and make its implementation easy and effective for domestic and commercial use.

1992: in Rio de Janeiro, the “Earth Summit” adopted the UN Convention on Climate Change, which was joined by 180 countries around the world (the Framework Convention on Climate Change). The Convention described general principles for governments’ actions for the renewable energy introduction and against the climate change.
In April 2000, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) was founded. In 8 years, the first International Summit on Future Energy was held (“World Future Energy Summit”). After a year there was founded a well-known International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi.

His name was Albert Einstein

Contrary to popular belief that Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for his theory of relativity — in reality, his colleagues really appreciated the contribution to the development of photovoltaics.
In 1921, Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for explaining the laws of the external photoelectric effect. “And for other works in the field of theoretical physics” 🙂

Important Events

    1. Alexander Becquerel first discovered the phenomenon of the photoelectric effect in the electrolyte.
    1. Charles Fritz created the first working photovoltaic cell based on selenium. It was the first functioning solar cell. The performance of this element, of course, was small — 1%. Imagine how fast the technology develops, if at the moment the efficiency of solar cells exceeds 40%.
    1. The birth of photovoltaic solar energy. scientists from Bell Labs created a silicon photovoltaic cell.
    1. Sharp launched a mass production of solar modules, which means the beginning of a widespread use of modules around the world.
    1. ARCO Solar (SolarWorld) produces 1 megawatt of solar panels per year.
    1. The invention of a flexible thin-film photovoltaic module by the scientist Subendu Guha.
    1. Enphase produces the first commercial solar network microinverter.
    1. Leaders in the production of solar panels are Suntech, First Solar, Sharp.

Oleg Solodukha is one of the first silicon solar cells developers for terrestrial applications. He achieved 12 patents in the field of solar energy, among them — double-sided solar cell technology.
The Solar Wind company, founded by Marat Zaks and Oleg Solodukha was the only manufacturer of double-sided solar panels until 2013.

For now, **Oleg Solodukha is Co-Founder and CTO of the **Solar DAO project.

Solar DAO — a tokenized fund designed for everyone to easily participate in PV solar plants construction across the globe. SDAO tokens on: YoBit.

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