Six Solar Cells

Made:
1970-1972
maker:
Ferranti Limited
Six Solar Cells

Six Solar Cells
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Musuem

Six examples of solar cells, made by Ferranti Electronic Components Division, at Gem Mill, Chadderton, Oldham, 1970-1972.

Solar cells like these made by Ferranti at Gem Mill in Chadderton were used to power satellites in the early 1970s.

Details

Category:
Space Technology
Object Number:
Y1991.50.14
Materials:
metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 10 mm x 78 mm x 85 mm, 30 g
type:
solar cells
taxonomy:
  • components
  • components
  • photovoltaic cells
credit:
Gift of Dr. K. Gilroy.