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Profile: Charles Fritts
Charles Fritts was a participant or observer in the following events:
American inventor Charles Fritts describes the first solar cells made from selenium wafers. Fritts hopes that his cells might compete with the coal-fired power plants of Thomas Edison, but Fritts’s cells operate at less than one percent efficiency, far below the threshold for practical applicability. [US Department of Energy, 2002 ; American Physical Society, 2013]
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