Solar Thermal Energy
By: Kali O'Shields, Kaitlyn Bullard, and Isaac Hampton
Process with in Power Plant
3rd cent. BC-- Light torches
2nd cent. BC-- Wooden ships of an enemy's boat on fire
20th cent. AD-- Light torches for religion
1st-4th cent. AD-- Large windows for warmth
6th cent. AD-- Individual sun access or "sun rights"
1200's AD-- Winter sun cliff dwellings for warmth
1767-- Scientist Horace de Saussure created "cooking food" during expedition
1816-- Robert Starling built heat engines
1839-- Edmond Bequerel discovered photo voltaic effect
1860-- Solar power steam engines August Mouchet
1873-- Willoughby Smith photo conductivity of selium
This is the map of the United States of America. It shows the thermal energy in each state.
This is the map of North Carolina. It shows the thermal energy In NC.
Pool Solar Cover
It makes the pool warm from the sun.
Milestones in Solar Thermal Energy
1905-- Einstein published paper on photoelectric effect.
1908-- Bailley invents a solar collector.
1914-- Existence of a barrier layer in photo-voltaic devices was noted.
1916-- Millikan provided experimental proof of photoelectric effect.
1918-- Czochralski developed ways to grow single-crystal silicon.
1947-- Passive solar buildings in the US were in demand.
Mid 1950's-- First office building using solar water heating.
1959-- Two satellites are launched.
1962-- Bell telephone launches first communication satellite.