From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity

From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity

by John Perlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674010132

ISBN-13: 9780674010130

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Harvard


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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780674010130
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
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

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