From space to Earth

the story of solar electricity

By Perlin, John

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ISBN
978-0-93794-814-9
Publisher
Ann Arbor, MI : Aatec Publications, c1999.


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Reviewed on October 15, 1999

Perlin (A Forest Journey) accessibly recounts the history of photovoltaics (the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity by solar cells) from the early 19th century to the present. In the 19th century scientists speculated, from the excavations of Pompeii, that the Romans had discovered that when clear glass is exposed to the sun, it acts as a solar heat trap. Building on this knowledge and couplin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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