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From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Synopsis:

From Space to Earth tracks the evolution of the technology of photovoltaics, the use of solar cells to convert the sun's energy into electricity. John Perlin's painstaking research results in a fascinating account of the development of this technology, from its shaky nineteenth-century beginnings mired in scientific controversy to its high-visibility success in the space program, to its current position as a versatile and promising power source.

About the Author

John Perlin is the critically acclaimed author of A Golden Thread: 2500 Years of Solar Architecture and Technology (with Ken Butti).

Table of Contents

Preface, 2002

Acknowledgments

1. Photovoltaics: The Great Solar Hope

2. Photoelectric Dreams

3. The Dream Becomes Real

4. Searching for Applications

5. Saved by the Space Race

6. Bringing Solar Cells Down to Earth

7. The First Mass Earth Market

8. Captain Lomer's Saga

9. Working on the Railroad

10. Long Distance for Everyone

11. Father Verspieren Preaches the Solar Gospel

12. Electrifying the Unelectrified

13. Solarizing the Electrified

14. Better Cells, Cheaper Cells

15. The Silent Revolution Continues

Index

Illustration Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674010130
Author:
Perlin, John
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Perlin, John
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Electricity
Subject:
Photovoltaic power systems
Subject:
Solar power plants
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Solar power plants - History
Subject:
Photovoltaic power systems - History
Subject:
Science-Energy
Subject:
Science : Physics - Electricity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 line illustrations, 121 halftones
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 17 oz

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"Synopsis" by , From Space to Earth tracks the evolution of the technology of photovoltaics, the use of solar cells to convert the sun's energy into electricity. John Perlin's painstaking research results in a fascinating account of the development of this technology, from its shaky nineteenth-century beginnings mired in scientific controversy to its high-visibility success in the space program, to its current position as a versatile and promising power source.
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