The history of solar energy, going back to 4,000 b.C.

The history of solar energy, going back to 4,000 b.C.

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization.

After all, the sun puts out 3.8 x 1026 watts of power, and NASA scientists estimate that even capturing 0.0001% of what hits the earth would be enough to service all of our current energy needs.

Today, we’re obviously not there – but we’re making substantial progress. Solar cells are cheaper than ever before, and solar is finally getting queued up as a part of the future energy supply mix.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Source: Visual Capitalist

Date: March 2018

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