Sun Trac Corp.’s solar capture panels made for Argonne National Laboratory in the 1970s.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/06/27/sun_trac_corp_s_solar_capture_panels_made_for_argonne_national_laboratory.html

When it comes to increasing the use of renewable forms of energy, there’s a lot riding on solar power. So the solar industry is producing cutting-edge panels and solar cells that can heat homes, run cars, and charge smartphones. The field produced cutting-edge work in the 1970s, too, but the solar panels had, well, a slightly different aesthetic.

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