Date:
6 - 23 - 1960
 
Category:
Oil-Petroleum
 
Location:
United States  
 
Event:
The first solar-powered, 2-way radio, coast-to-coast conversation was effected by the U.S. Army Signal Corps when Col. Leon J. D. Rouge at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., conversed with Sheldon Stern on the roof of the Hoffman Electronics plant at El Monte, Calif. Each terminal station had a 20-foot square panel consisting of 7,800 individual solar cells.

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