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Solar Energy Systems, Inc. (SES), 1970-1981

Identifier: Series VI.

Scope and Contents

Contracts, drawings, financial papers, general files, journal articles, patents, proposals, publications, reports, specifications, tests, and solar cell modules. Arrangement: Two subseries: Administrative Files and Production Files, with functional subseries. File numbering begins anew with each subseries. Series VI. comprises materials related to Solar Energy Systems, Inc. (SES). Founded in July 1972 in cooperation with the University of Delaware and the IEC (see Series II), SES was organized to develop and market inexpensive solar energy cells for domestic and commercial use. Karl Böer served as the company’s chief scientist (1975-1985) and as chairman of the board (1972-1981). Unique to this series are artifactual samples of the prototype modules for the solar cells manufactured by SES.


  • Creation: 1970-1981

Physical Description

37 linear ft. (Boxes 55 – 91, 148)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

181 South College Avenue
Newark DE 19717-5267 USA