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3 Read More 69 AFTER STUDENT’SBOOK, PAGE A . Read the timeline THE HISTORY OF SOLAR POWER Solar power is the energy we get from the sun. People have been using this energy for thousands of years. Have a look at the timeline below. It shows some important events in the history of solar energy. Around this time, people start using glass to light fires for cooking, . B.C.E 700 . heat and light Swiss scientist Horace de Saussure builds the first solar oven. People still use solar 1767 . ovens today. They are easy to use and they can save a lot of money on electricity Clarence Kemp invents the solar-powered 1 water heater 2 Today, his . 1891 . invention is very popular in sunny countries such as Israel and Greece into space. This The United States sends the first solar-powered satellite 3 1958 is still going around the Earth today. It holds the ) 1 satellite )the Vanguard record for staying in space longer than any other satellite. Paul MacCready invents the solar-powered plane. The first flight was from 1981 . France to England Larry and Garry Perkins from Australia build the first solar-powered car. 1982 . days 20 in – from Perth to Sydney – The brothers drive it across Australia Cochin International Airport in India becomes the first 2015 ,000 46 solar-powered airport in the world. It uses more than solar panels to make electricity for the airport. the first solar-powered spacecraft – Juno 4 reaches – 2016 . Jupiter after five years Australia builds the biggest solar energy farm 2017 . in the world Today solar energy is becoming more and more popular. People are beginning to understand that we have to do everything we can to keep our world clean. Using solar energy can certainly help. It is clean energy, and there is more than enough for everyone to enjoy. מופעל על-ידי אנרגיית השמש / يعمل بالطاقة الشمسية solar-powered 1 מחמם מים / سخّان الماء water heater 2 לוויין / قمر اصطناعي satellite 3 חללית / مركبة فضائية spacecraft 4 90


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