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Solar Trivia

Posted on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 11:26 am by Solar Energy USA

Here is an interesting bit of trivia.  Who invented the first solar cell and in what year?

The answer is Charles Fritts, an American inventor.  Ok, not terribly interesting but he did it in 1883!

Other events of 1883:

The opening of the Brooklyn Bridge

US and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard time zones

First electric lighting system with overhanging wires is employed in New Jersey by Thomas Edison