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The above mantra of our company speaks directly to our unrelenting focus on quality. With this goal in mind, we have proudly served Hawaii since 1985. Because of this rich history, we bring extensive experience to the job with a staff that’s like family.

The History of Photovoltaic Systems

Photo courtesy of Solar World USA

Photo courtesy of Solar World USA

Humans have come a long way since the beginning. At the time of our conception, we used the Sun as a source for light, which gave us sight and heat. Since then, scientists have been able to develop a way to directly convert the same light into electricity, all at the atomic level. It all started when a physicist named Edmund Bequerel discovered that particular materials produced small amounts of electricity when exposed to light back in 1839. This is now known as the photoelectric effect. This is the basis for the photovoltaic system (PV), which was established by Albert Einstein in 1905. The development of the PV system only started to gain momentum at the start of the 60s when the space industry started to use it as its main source of power in space. Due to this acceleration, PV systems became reliable, more efficient, and more cost effective as prices began to decline with wider usage. However, the PV systems we have today would not have come into being if it weren’t for visionaries in the 1970s: the years of the energy crisis. With scientists, environmentalists, and politicians debating on energy use and the reliance of coal and foil reserves, many visionaries brought up renewable energy alternatives: The most notable one being solar energy. Their rationalization was that solar energy provided potential rewards that outweighed the technical barriers that other sources of energy could not guarantee. In the present, solar energy is starting to make a large presence in society. It has not only become possible, but largely practical. With PV systems being used for commercial AND residential areas, there is a lot of testament that proves the effectiveness. As something that we mostly only saw in calculators, now we see it more in modern consumer, including phone chargers, and we expect to see even more in the future.