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Friday, July 15, 2011

Solar Power, the history.


Sir John Herschel.
Solar technology isn’t new. Its history spans from the 7th Century B.C. to today. We started out concentrating the sun’s heat with glass and mirrors to light fires. Today, we have everything from solar-powered buildings to solarpowered vehicles.
Here you can learn more about the milestones in the historical development of solar technology, century by century, and year by year. You can also glimpse the future.
This timeline lists the milestones in the historical development
of solar technology from the 7th Century B.C. to the 1200s A.D.



"1767
Swiss scientist Horace de Saussure was credited with building the world’s first solar collector, later used by Sir John Herschel to cook food during his South Africa expedition in the 1830s. See the Solar Cooking Archive for more information on 
http://solarcooking.org/saussure.htm Sassure and His Hot Boxes of the 1700s."

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