How long have PV panels been around for?

How long have PV panels been around for?

The photovoltaic effect was first discovered in 1839 by French scientist Edmond Becquerel.
The first practical silicon solar cell was produced in 1954 by Bell Labs.
Solar power has been around since the 1960s, but it was in the early 2000s that the industry kicked off in Australia, thanks to the introduction of the renewable energy target.

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