PV energy History
Solar energy has been used in various ways since the 7th century BC, when the rays were greatest Solar and used to create fire; And in the third century BC, the Greeks and Romans used it As scouts for religious purposes. While in burning mirrors, “” mirrors are burning
Reflective properties of the metal (Archimedes) II BC Archimedes used Where (Syracuse) brass to set fire to Roman ships attacking Syracuse. The Roman fleet burned down in the war of 212 BC by concentrating radiation Sun on enemy ships by hundreds of metal shields.
The picture below shows the cover of the Latin version of Ibn Al-Haytham’s book the scenes, which show how Archimedes
burned the ships of the Romans when they attacked Syracuse with concave mirrors.