Below is another fun infographic from CostofSolar.com, this one on solar energy history. Solar breakthroughs from Alexandre Becquerel to Albert Einstein are noted, as well as early solar power applications. Beyond solar energy history in terms of science, the short infographic also touches on solar power’s recent growth as a source of electricity around the world, as well as a bit of solar policy. From CostofSolar.com: “As the infographic below notes, in 1983, the world had over 20 megawatts (MW) of solar power installed, and in 1999, we reached 1,000 MW. Now, the world has about 100,000 MW of solar power installed. Imagine where we’ll be in 10 years….”
For more up-to-date installation and solar scientific breakthough facts, check our Solar Energy & Solar Power Facts page.
For more commentary on the infographic below, check out the full CostofSolar.com post. Here’s the infographic.