17 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented By South Africans

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Written by Keren Mikva
SunConnect.com.au
SunConnect.com.au

Thin solar cells

Solar power used to be attainable only for those with resources, but that changed when Prof. Vivian Alberts created a micro-thin metallic film at the University of Johannesburg. This technology has made solar electricity five times cheaper than the previously used solar photovoltaic cells, making solar power a more affordable and infinitely more environmentally-friendly option than coal.