Sources: Science Magazine, NREL
quote: Again, Faraday. Sorry for the vehemence, but I get upset sometimes when America claims everything.
quote: Also as for HUNDREDS of years of engineering and science, just how long do you think that solar cells have been around?
quote: According to Encyclopedia Britannica the first genuine solar cell was built around 1883 by Charles Fritts, who used junctions formed by coating selenium (a semiconductor) with an extremely thin layer of gold.