Yesterday, today, tomorrow: the evolution of the solar cell

It all began in 1839 with the discovery of the photoelectric effect. However, it was not until a century later, in 1954, that the first solar cell was unveiled. Despite this relatively prolonged period to transform solar modules into a mainstream industrial product, human intrigue and captivation with the sun’s boundless energy potential persisted and fuelled the drive for development. In this article, we delve into the historical journey and envision the promising pathways that lie ahead in the future.

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