“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Aside from being one of the most quotable people of all time, Albert Einstein contributed a great deal to the science behind today's solar energy revolution. In fact, contrary to popular belief, he never won a Nobel prize for his theory of relativity. It was the explanation of the photoelectric effect that provided him the prestigious award. Einstein went on to argue how light was made up of tiny packets of energy called photons, and that idea is what makes it possible for today’s solar panels to work at all.
Hats off to Mr. Einstein!