Charles Fritts

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Charles Fritts was born in the United States back in 1850, to who is a mystery. His education cannot be found or much of anything about his early upbringing. What I can tell you of course is the rest of the story, so let’s get to it. Talk about short this is it.

Charles is credited for making the first working Selenium Cell, or solar panel back in 1883. It was installed on a New York City rooftop back in 1884. The only other thing I could find out about him is that he died in 1903, he was 53.

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I hope he lived a full life in so short of years. 

Happy Thursday James Dray 

Jan 30, 2020 02:48 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray and look where we are today with this discovery....

Jan 30, 2020 03:22 AM #2
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Donald Urschalitz
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It is so amazing that we are just now accepting solar energy after all these years.

Jan 30, 2020 04:18 AM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. We waited too long to enhance his discovery! Typical! Enjoy your day!

Jan 30, 2020 04:19 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi James - I would have thought solar power might have an older history.  Interesting.  

Jan 30, 2020 05:28 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Hi James... without having read your post, I'd have had no idea that solar panels went as far back as the 19th century.

Jan 30, 2020 05:59 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. I am with Nina above. Wow, I didn't know either.

Jan 30, 2020 06:35 AM #7
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Brian England
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That is really cool and it is a shame that his vision didn't take off sooner, I have solar panels on my home and I think it is a great way to generate energy!

Jan 30, 2020 06:46 AM #8
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Hi James- isn't it amazing that anyone would think of harnassing the energy from the sun!

Jan 30, 2020 06:52 AM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I can't say that I'm a big fan of solar but then again it is an alternative available to those who wish to use it James Dray 

Jan 30, 2020 07:27 AM #10
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James Dray - that reaches was back to the photo cell.  Surprised he isn't more famous.

Jan 30, 2020 07:46 AM #11
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Amazing when you think of modern technology is not so modern at invention.

Jan 30, 2020 07:52 AM #12
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

And thus began one of the hazardous wastes of the modern era!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 30, 2020 08:02 AM #13
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James,

Well, this is one I did not know about, which adds another one to the pile that you keep us educated with...Happy Thursday.  A

Jan 30, 2020 08:24 AM #14
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Hi James Dray - I wonder why we hadn't had bigger advancements in solar much earlier with a break-through in 1883!

Jan 30, 2020 02:14 PM #15
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He was a true pioneer in the field of renewable energy. I see solar panels on more & more homes these days.

Jan 30, 2020 03:32 PM #16
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Hi James, Thanks for sharing this story of the beginnings of  solar energy.  What an amazing discovery. 

Jan 30, 2020 09:30 PM #17
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Too bad his life was cut so short. Imagine what else he might have created...and what he did was plenty!

Jeff

Jan 31, 2020 11:13 PM #18
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Need to capture the amount of heat generated on our miles of roads.

Feb 01, 2020 06:36 AM #19
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John Juarez
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I would not have been able to tell you what a selenium cell is or what it is used for. Now I know thanks to Charles Fritts and James Dray 

Feb 16, 2020 07:12 PM #20
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