Solar Energy Overview
Solar is a durable, affordable, and powerful technology that turns free sunshine into clean electricity. It does this by leveraging the photoelectric effect – an unusual physical property first explained by Albert Einstein in 1905. In fact, he received the Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work.
But harnessing this sunshine wasn’t technologically feasible until nearly half a century later – when Bell Labs developed the first commercially viable solar photovoltaic (PV) cells in 1953. However, those early prototypes weren’t very powerful. And worse still, they were incredibly expensive at the time.
Fortunately, solar PV cells have improved dramatically over the years – becoming both cheaper and more efficient. And now the technology is within easy financial reach of the average homeowner in Florida – even those living on a modest budget.