In this series we will mention some interesting facts about SOLAR ENERGY.
- Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth, in fact 173,000 terawatts of solar energy strikes the Earth continuously. That’s more than 10,000 times the world’s total energy use.
- The first silicon solar cell, the parent of all solar-powered devices, was built in year 1954 by Bell Laboratories.
- The solar energy was first used in space in 1950s. Name of the first artificial earth satellite powered by solar energy is Vanguard 1 and it remains the oldest manmade satellite in orbit. Its logging more than 6 million miles.
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