It all started with Edmond Becquerel, a young physicist working in France, who in 1839 observed and discovered the photovoltaic effect, a process that produces an electrical voltage or current when exposed to light or radiant energy. In 1888, a Russian scientist named Aleksandr Stoletov built and patented the first true solar cell.
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Solar radiation can be directly converted into electricity by solar cells (photovoltaic cells). The amount of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface in an hour and a half is enough to manage the entire world's energy consumption for a whole year.