A Brief History of Solar Power Technology

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

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At The LeverEdge, we believe in using technology to improve lives—whether it has to do with enhancing water quality, reducing energy consumption, or helping people breathe cleaner air.

In this post, we’re taking a brief look at the history of solar power technology. How did we get so far in such a relatively short period of time?

A Look Back

The use of solar power technology dates back to ancient civilizations, which used solar energy for a variety of purposes including cooking, heating, and drying. In more recent times, the development of modern solar power technology began in the 19th century with the discovery of the photovoltaic effect, which describes the process by which sunlight is converted into electricity.

In the decades that followed, various solar power technologies were developed and refined, including solar cells, which are devices that are used to convert sunlight into electricity, and solar thermal systems, which use sunlight to produce heat.

1950’s to the Current Era

In the latter half of the 20th century, the use of solar power technology began to increase significantly, due in part to the energy crisis of the 1970s, which led to a renewed focus on renewable energy sources.

In recent years, the use of solar power has continued to grow, and it is now considered to be a mainstream source of energy in many parts of the world.

Overall, the history of solar power technology is a long and varied one, and it has come a long way since its beginnings in ancient civilizations.

Today, solar power is an important part of the global energy mix, and it is expected to play an even greater role in the future as concerns about climate change and energy security continue to grow.

How The LeverEdge Can Help

Taking advantage of solar power is much easier than you may think. Your local LeverEdge dealer can help educate you about the many ways solar power can be used to improve your quality of life.

To get started, contact us, and we’ll put you in touch with a dealer near you.

Make 2023 the year you go solar!

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