Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The timeline of solar cells begins in the 1800s when it is observed that the presence of sunlight is capable of generating usable electrical energy. Solar cells have gone on to be used in many applications. They have historically been used in situations where electrical power from the grid is unavailable. A solar cell is a device that converts the energy of sunlight directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Sometimes the term solar cell is reserved for devices intended specifically to capture energy from sunlight, while the term photovoltaic cell is used when the light source is unspecified. Assemblies of cells are used to make solar panels, solar modules, or photovoltaic arrays. Photovoltaics is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells in producing electricity for practical use. The energy generated this way is an example of solar energy (also called solar power).Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
|Title||:||Timeline of Solar Cells|
|Author||:||Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken|