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

Sharp to Step Up Investment in Solar Cell Technology

Official reports from Sharp indicate the company is set to invest heavily in thin film silicon solar cells in the coming year. The production shall take place at Sharp's Nara Prefecture plant in Japan. Sharp currently stands as the world's largest solar panel manufacturer, but is not meeting the growing demand. » 11/04/07 7:25pm 11/04/07 7:25pm