10th Sep 2015
The History of Solar Power
Solar power has undoubtedly developed in leaps and bounds from nothing more than a futuristic sci-fi concept, to not only a viable energy source, but Australia’s preferred energy source. As we enter an important new era in solar power’s history, it’s more important than ever to remember just how far solar power has come. Our timeline below highlights some of the most momentous achievements in the history of solar power, right back to the discovery of the photovoltaic effect in 1839. 1839 - Discovery of the Solar Photovoltaic Effect In 1839, a French physicist named Edmond Becquerel, only 19