Is Solar Electric really “New and Unproven”?

September 10, 2012

When was Solar Electric Technology Discovered? Is Solar electricity really a technology I can trust? Isn’t the technology really “new” and “unproven”? Can I trust the 25 and 30 year warranties that are on solar panels? These are great questions that every person considering an investment in solar probably asks at some point or another.

I made a recent discovery that was a bit telling about how long this technology has been perfected! I know I should have known this fact much earlier, but her it is, and it is too good to keep to myself! Fact is, the “photovoltaic effect” was discovered in 1839 by a French Physicist named Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel. In 1839, at age 19, experimenting in his father’s laboratory, Bequerel built the world’s first photovoltaic. In this experiment, silver-chloride was place in an acidic solution and illuminated while connected to platinum electrodes, thus generating photovoltage and photocurrent. This is the beginning of what we see today as the solar panels on the roofs and open ground spaces in our neighborhoods.

So next time you think renewable energy is “new”, don’t forget to check the industry history, because we have come a long way! And we have a “bright” (pardon the pun) future ahead of us. And don’t forget, the fuel source for Solar energy has been around Thousands of years and it is free! Plug in to the free source today! Call the experts at Paradise Energy Solutions to find out how much free power you are missing out on every month!

Tim Beiler

Tim is one of the Co-founders of Paradise Energy. He is a NABCEP certified PV Technical Sales and PV Installation Professional.

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