Golden Gate Bridge, 2258

The Golden Gate Bridge with solar panels

A solar panel was a energy generation technology utilized on Earth.

At one point, Earth nearly choked to death on pollution. However, its inhabitants woke up, and within a generation, everything from trucks to toasters were covered in solar panels. (DIS: "An Obol for Charon")

Schematics of the Mariner 2, Nimbus 1, and Ranger 5 spacecraft depicting the locations of the solar panels was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer database. This database was accessed by the Talosians in 2254. (TOS: "The Cage")

By 2258, the Golden Gate Bridge's tubes appeared to be covered in solar panels. (DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2")

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This event might be related to the sudden abandonment of fossil fuels after 2061.

Retconned material shows solar panels and solar platforms used aboard NASA's Mariner 2, Nimbus 1, and Ranger 5 space probes when they were launched in the mid-20th century. Solar panels were also included in the International Space Station.

Schematics of the Mariner 2 and Ranger 5 spacecraft were from the archives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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