60 Years Ago Today, Bell Labs Unveiled the Solar Cell

Sixty years ago, scientists at Bell Labs in New Jersey announced that the world finally had an efficient way to turn sunlight into electricity. On April 25, 1954, Daryl Chapin, electrical engineer, Gerald Pearson, physicist, and chemist Calvin Fuller demonstrated their invention, the first practical solar cell. It was… » 4/25/14 12:20pm 4/25/14 12:20pm