Solar energy was first used in the 1860s by Auguste Mouchout, to produce ice by converting solar energy into mechanical energy. He later connected a refrigeration machine to this system to produce ice. In 1883, Charles Fritz converted solar energy into electrical energy. This was the biggest moment in the history of solar technology as scientists had finally found a ray of hope.
Solar energy continued to develop in the 20th century. Solar panels were finally developed in 1954 at Bell Laboratories using silicon. By 1990, it was clear that non-renewable fuel would run out and it was essential alternative sources of energy were improved. In the 21st century, solar technology has improved many folds. The conversion rate of solar energy into electrical energy in 1954 was 6%.
The technology behind the Photovoltaic (PV) industry has developed over the years and is expected to continue to improve. A typical commercial solar module has an efficiency of 16.5% - in other words, over one-sixth of the sunlight striking the module is converted into electricity.
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