Solar Energy's Long History

Mar 9, 2015

The first solar photovoltaic cells were developed in the early 1950s.

  What do Socrates, Leonardo Da Vinci and Albert Einstein have in common? They were all early advocates for the use of solar energy.

John Perlin

  Over the centuries, many innovative uses have been developed for simple solar devices, notes John Perlin, author of Let It Shine, the 6000 year story of Solar Energy.

Solar historian John Perlin will offer two local presentations on the subject In Sonoma County on Wednesday March 11. The first will be at SRJC at noon, followed by a second event at 7 pm at the Sebastopol Grange.