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High-Efficient Low-Cost Photovoltaics

Volume 140 of the series Springer Series in Optical Sciences pp 1-5

Milestones of Solar Conversion and Photovoltaics

  • V. Petrova-KochAffiliated withGeorgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Abstract

Seventh century BC: In ancient Egypt the houses were built so that the solar radiation could be collected during the day and used during the night.