Who discovered solar technology?

Answer The first person credited with using the sun's energy to create something was Auguste Mouchout. In 1861 he invented a steam engine that was powered by the sun's rays. His idea never caught on becau... Read More »

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Who discovered solar power?

No single person discovered solar power. Ancient societies were known to use solar energy; the Greeks, for example, harnessed the sun's rays to light torches. However, according to the U.S. Departm... Read More »

Who discovered solar panels?

in 1883, Charles Fritts became the man credited with the invention of the solar panel. Fritts put semiconductors made from selenium between very thin layers of gold, effectively creating the first ... Read More »

Who discovered solar electricity?

Edmond Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839. This effect uses the sun to produce an electrical current in a solid material, and it is the basic process used by photovoltaic cells to... Read More »

Who discovered recombinant DNA technology?

Recombinant DNA technology was discovered in 1973 by Herbert Boyer, a genetic engineer and biochemist at the University of California, San Francisco, and Stanley Cohen, an associate professor at St... Read More »