The first modern solar panel is still working after 60 years

The first solar panel in a box for 60 years but producing electricity like the first day. Created by a science teacher to show his students that electricity could be produced from the sun, it is the first modern solar panel to be preserved.

It can produce up to 1.5 volts of electricity, enough to power a wristwatch, provided it is exposed to direct sunlight. It is built with selenium and is very similar to current ones. Although not the first in history, the first solar cell was built in 1883 by Charles Fritts, but the technology was very different from that currently in use; which is the first model created.

A new example of how planned obsolescence is installed in our current life.

Is called planned obsolescence or planned obsolescence determining, planning or scheduling the end of the useful life of a product or service so that after a period of time calculated in advance by the manufacturer or by the company during the design phase of said product or service, it becomes obsolete, non-functional, useless or unusable.