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From space to Earth : the story of solar electricity

Author: John Perlin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text tracks the evolution of the technology of photovoltaics, the use of solar cells to convert the sun's energy into electricity, from its shaky 19th-century beginnings mired in scientific  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Perlin
ISBN: 0674010132 9780674010130
OCLC Number: 639000480
Notes: Publicación original: Aatec Publications, 1999.
Description: XVI, 224 p. : il. ; 24 cm
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
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A vivid and fascinating historical account of the advances of photovoltaics on Earth. [Perlin's] book tells us the success story of the pioneers of solar cells, crediting them for their imagination Read more...

 
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