Solar Energy – A history lesson

Solar Energy - A History Lesson

Hope you’re all doing well and have started to think of solar energy as a viable and great change in your home. If your faith in alternative energy is still a little shaky, maybe a little history would help – it’s always useful to understand the history and ideas behind something you want to start using.

The solar thermal collector box was the first commercial use of solar technology. Well, this statement is actually open to interpretation, depending on how one classifies technology through time. For example, people have been using the energy from the sun for centuries to heat their homes, cook their food, harden their clay pots, and illuminate their environments. However, when it comes to using tools and technology to actually harness solar energy, the recorded history …

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