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Power for the world : the emergence of electricity from the Sun

Author: W Palz
Publisher: Singapore : Pan Stanford Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Power, its scientific, technological, industrial, political, environmental and social implications. This book provides a historical summary of the field and gives a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Palz
ISBN: 9789814303378 9814303372
OCLC Number: 617445990
Description: xxx, 575 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The rising sun in a developing world ; Solar power for the world / Wolfgang Palz --
2. My solar age started with Tchernobyl / Franz Alt --
3. More electricity for less CO₂ / Yves Bamberger --
4. Solar power in practice / Stefan Behling --
5. The story of developing solar glass facades / Joachim Benemann --
6. Bringing the oil industry into the picture / Karl Wolfgang Boer --
7. Factory for sale, or the long and stony way to cheap solar energy: the story of the thin-film CdTe solar cells; first solar and others, a semi-autobiography / Bieter Bonnet --
8. Photovoltaics in the World Bank group portfolio / Anil Cabraal --
9. Solar bicycles, Mercedes, handcuffs, PlusEnergy buildings / Gallus Cadonau --
10. Photovoltaic power systems for lifting women out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa / Dominique Campana --
11. Solar cell development work at COMSAT Laboratories (1967-1975) / Denis J. Curtin --
12. SolarBank / Michael T. Eckhart --
13. Will this work? Is it realistic? Thoughts and acts of a political practitioner with a solar vision / Hans-Josef Fell --
14. The IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference / Americo F.(Moe) Forestieri --
15. Review of China's solar PV industry in 2009 / Gao Hu --
16. Lighting the world: yesterday, today and tomorrow / Biswajit Ghosh --
17. The role of research institutes for the promotion of PV: the case of Fraunhofer ISE (Institute of Solar Energy Systems) / Adolf Goetzberger --
18. Abandoning nuclear in favor of renewable energies / Giuliano Grassi --
19. Nonconventional sensitized mesoscopic (Grätzel) solar cells / Michael Grätzel --
20. The PV World Conference in Vienna / Wolfgang Hein --
21. PV in Japan: yesterday, today and tomorrow / Osamui Ikki and Izumi Kaizuka --
22. PV in Europe, from 1974 to 2009: a personal experience / Helmut Kiess --
23. PV in Berlin, how it all began: the story of solon, Q-cells, PV in Brazil / Stefan Krauter. 24. Three steps to a solar system: 1-40% and 100% / Harry Lehmann --
25. France did not want to look for the sun ... / Alain Liebard and Yves-Bruno Civel --
26. On the international call for photovoltaics of 2008 / Daniel Lincot --
27. High efficiency photovoltaics for a sustainable world / Antonio Luque --
28. Promoting PV in developing countries / Bernard McNelis --
29. A world in blue / Bernd Melchior --
30. The history of renewable energies in the Canary Islands, especially in Tenerife / Ricardo Melchior and Manuel Cendagorta --
31. Why was Switzerland front-funner for PV in the 90s but lost the leadership after 2000? / Thomas Nordmann --
32. A world network for solar R & D: ISES / Monica Oliphant --
33. Early work on photovoltaic devices at the Bell Telephone Laboratories / Morton B. Prince --
34. Leaders of the early days of the Chinese solar industry / Qin Haiyan --
35. Illiterate rural grandmothers solar-electrifying their own villages / Bunker Roy --
36. The kick-off PV programme in Germany: the One Thousand PV Roofs Programme / Walter Sandtner --
37. History of technologies, development for solar silicon cost reduction / Frederick Schmid --
38. The story of sunpower / Richard M. Swanson --
39. Terrestrial photovoltaic industry: the beginning / Peter F. Varadi --
40. Solar power in Geneva, Switzerland / Philippe Verburgh --
41. Early PV markets and solar solutions in South Asia / Neville Williams.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Palz ; with contributions from 41 international solar pioneers.

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