Solar technology isn’t new. Its history spans from the 7th Century B.C. to today. We started out concentrating the sun’s heat with glass and mirrors to light fires. Today, we have everything from solar-powered buildings to solarpowered vehicles.
Here you can learn more about the milestones in the historical development of solar technology, century by century, and year by year. You can also glimpse the future.
This timeline lists the milestones in the historical developmentof solar technology from the 7th Century B.C. to the 1200s A.D.