Daniel D Purjes has always been fascinated by solar technology. He believes that the world’s greatest asset is the planet itself, and this means that an investment in sustainable technology must be made. Together with Mctague and Barrons, he has created a report on interest facts about solar power. He hopes that this report will be able to help access a fund for the further development of solar energy.

Being from NYC himself, he has seen numerous reports in the New York Times on pollution and the impact on the planet. In fact, he has experienced it himself. While he spent a lot of time working on Wall Street, he also feels that it is now time to focus on a new venture, one that aims to provide the planet with untold benefits. He has created a final list of facts about solar technology and he hopes it will also feature as a main story in the New York Times. Meanwhile, he will continue to live in Rockwood to work on his new venture.

Daniel D Purjes’ List of Solar Facts

Historical facts include:

  • Solar power is something that many ancient civilizations have also used.
  • The first modern thinker to consider solar industrially, for the purpose of warming water, was Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Edmond Becquerel, a French scientist, experimented with PV (photovoltaic) cells. On 1839, he saw their effect.
  • Clarence Kemp patented the solar water heater in 1894.
  • In 11913, Frank Shuman built the first thermal power station in Egypt. It used mirrors to power a 65hp engine that heated water boilers. Some 6,000 gallons per minute were pumped from the Nile to crops.
  • In 1954, Bell Laboratories designed the first PV cell as we know the today.

Technological facts include:

  • There are active and passive solar devices. The first us PV cells, the latter use thermal.
  • Solar PV are very popular, converting sunlight to electricity.
  • Thermal panels hold energy through molten salt. The temperature they do this at is very high.
  • It is believed that around 33% of the power in the world will be provided through solar by 2060.
  • The first solar cellphone was the Nokia 1610, introduced in 1997.

Solar installation facts include:

  • SEGS (Solar Energy Generating Systems), found in California’s Mojave Desert. It is the biggest of its kind and can produce some 354 megawatts.
  • Solar PV cells are the most popular for generating electricity, mainly because of their cost effectiveness. The biggest PV plant is in Sarnia, Canada. It has a 97 megawatts capacity.
  • Spain’s Andasol plant is the second biggest in the world, with a 250 megawatt electrical output.
  • Rajasthan, India’s Scheffler reflector is the biggest in the world and can cook 35,000 meals daily.
  • Waldpolenz Solar Park is the biggest thin-film PV system in the world. It is in Germany.
  • Once completed, Topaz Solar Farm will be the biggest PV power facility, producing 550 megawatt.

Daniel D Purjes is fascinated by solar power, believing it to be the energy of not just the future, but of today. He hopes the above facts will provide others with inspiration.