Above: George Cove stands next to his third solar array. Source: "Generating electricity by the sun's rays", Popular Electricity, Volume 2, nr. 12, April 1910, pp.793.
There is a different kind of article on early solar energy than is not included in the documentary at the bottom of our main web page. George Cove, a forgotten solar power pioneer, may have built a highly efficient photovoltaic panel 40 years before Bell Labs engineers invented silicon cells. If proven to work, his design could lead to less complex and more sustainable solar panels.
This is from LOW-TECH MAGAZINE. Low-tech Magazine is written by Kris De Decker (Barcelona, Spain).