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The history of who discovered solar energy

Written by Jackie Whetzel

Edited by Caitlin Ritchie

Last updated 05/13/2022

3 min read

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Solar energy is becoming more prevalent every day. In fact, northeast Texas will soon be home to the largest solar energy farm in the country.

Texas ranks second in the country for solar energy growth. Approximately 783,663 homes and 1.7 percent of the state’s electricity comes from solar energy, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

While solar energy is gaining a foothold, you may find yourself wondering how it came about.

Here’s a quick history lesson about who discovered solar energy.

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