The photovoltaic solar cell of Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah

The Lebanese engineer Hassan Kamel Assabbah’s dream was to build sun-powered cells in the Arabian desert; the main ingredients for solar power are sand (making solar cells) and strong sun (powering it). In 1935, he declared that he would return to the Middle East and transform the Arabian desert into a paradise, turning all the sand into cells capable of producing an immense energy.
Between 1928 and 1935, Hassan Kamel Assabbah is the author of more than 27 patents in the field of space technology. The first solar cell he invented and tested will later be improved and manufactured by Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1955