Short History of Solar - From Ancient Times to Modernity

Updated on January 24, 2023

When talking about solar, we’re always looking ahead: our eyes are peeled to the future to see what are some of the latest breakthroughs and advances the technology might bring our way. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with looking into the future but what about the past… We rarely take a step back to see what has led us up to this point.

Did you know our usage of solar energy spans more than two millennia, all the way back to 7th century BC, when we used lenses to focus the Sun’s beams? You can read about this and many other interesting information in a PDF we’re sharing from our friends at US Department of Energy, titled “The History of Solar“. Click the image below to read the full document:

Short History of Solar - From Ancient Times to Modernity