History of Solar Energy

Course subject(s) 1. Introduction to Solar Energy

In this video Prof. Arno Smets talks about the progression of solar energy technology over the course of history, starting with the use of lenses to concentrate heat from the sun on a single spot, to solar powered steam engines, all the way to modernday photovoltaic cells.

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Textbook: 11. a Little History of Solar Cells

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