Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry [NOOK Book]


An innovative analysis that shows how the shift to solar energy-in particular, the use of photovoltaic cells-is both economically advantageous and inevitable.
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Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry

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An innovative analysis that shows how the shift to solar energy-in particular, the use of photovoltaic cells-is both economically advantageous and inevitable.
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"While the book is a bit technical, even a solar-novice can learn plenty about the past and present of solar energy, and what may be in store for the future." E-The Environmental Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262261920
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Travis Bradford is President and Founder of the Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development, a nonprofit organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts,focused on using the power of the business and financial sectors to deploy cost-effective and sustainable technologies.

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Table of Contents

Preface : the future of energy
1 A new path on the horizon 3
2 A brief history of energy 23
3 An unsustainable status quo 45
4 The field of alternatives 67
5 Solar energy 89
6 Modern electric utility economics 115
7 The emergence of distributed economics 135
8 Solar electricity in the real world 153
9 Tools for acceleration 171
10 Facing the inevitable 185
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2007

    A comprehensive view of an off-the-grid future

    Travis Bradford is the president and founder of a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of renewable energy. He is convinced of the necessity of solar energy and he wants to persuade you, too. He considers the various ways society currently produces power and the new technologies now underway, and makes the most generous assumptions in trends, advances and breakthroughs in favor of solar energy. Bradford¿s arguments are lucid, if a bit rose-colored. You may find them plausible or you may find them to be more advocacy than science. However, the world clearly needs new power sources and solar will undoubtedly play a significant role. We recommend this book to everyone who is concerned about global resources. You may not agree with its conclusions, but it is still worth reading for its information about the issues involved.

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