A new book by Philip Wolfe

The Solar Generation

Childhood and adolescence of terrestrial photovoltaics

Companies and organisations

Here is a list of companies and organisations which, in my opinion, helped shape the early development of the terrestrial photovoltaics industry. There are a number of others where I can’t decide whether they warrant a brief profile in the book. If you spot major omissions, or have other ideas, please do contact me and give me your views.

Why them?

The criteria I have adopted are explained here. Like the list of pioneers, this selection may prove somewhat personal, however objective I have tried to be.


Therefore academia and politics may be under-respresented compared to industry. And those who made most noise may have usurped those who made most progress!

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