Power for the World: The Emergence of Electricity from the Sun

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Pan Stanford Publishing, Oct 30, 2010 - Science - 575 pages

The book comes in three parts: "The Rising Sun in a Developing World", "Solar Power for the World" and "PV Today and Forever". It provides a historical summary and gives a comprehensive overview of the present photovoltaic (PV) situation worldwide and future strategies for development and implementation. The author is a world leader in PV and all renewable energies.The book is illustrated with about 100 pictures.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2 My Solar Age Started with Tchernobyl
131
Chapter 3 More Electricity for Less CO2
137
Chapter 4 Solar Power in Practice
143
Chapter 5 The Story of Developing Solar Glass Facades
155
Chapter 6 Bringing the Oil Industry into the Picture
159
The Story of the ThinFilm CdTe Solar Cells First Solar and Others A SemiAutobiography
165
Chapter 8 Photovoltaics in the World Bank Group Portfolio1
171
A Personal Experience
367
The Story of Solon QCells PV in Brazil
373
Chapter 24 Three Steps to a Solar System 140 and 100
383
Chapter 25 France Did Not Want to Look for the Sun
399
Chapter 26 On the International Call for Photovoltaics of 2008
403
Chapter 27 High Efficiency Photovoltaics for a Sustainable World
417
Chapter 28 Promoting PV in Developing Countries
427
Chapter 29 A World In Blue
453

Chapter 9 Solar Bicycles Mercedes Handcuffs PlusEnergy Buildings
187
Chapter 10 Photovoltaic Power Systems for Lifting Women Out of Poverty in SubSaharan Africa
273
Chapter 11 Solar Cell Development Work At COMSAT Laboratories 19671975
281
Chapter 12 SolarBank
285
Chapter 13 Will This Work? Is It Realistic? Thoughts and Acts of a Political Practitioner with a Solar Vision
297
Chapter 14 The IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
305
Chapter 15 Review of Chinas Solar PV Industry in 2009
311
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
315
The Case of Fraunhofer ISE Institute of Solar Energy Systems
323
Chapter 18 Abandoning Nuclear in Favor of Renewable Energies The Life Story of Giuliano Grassi Florence Italy
329
Chapter 19 Nonconventional Sensitized Mesoscopic Grätzel Solar Cells
347
Chapter 20 The PV World Conference in Vienna
353
Chapter 21 PV in Japan Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
359
Chapter 30 The History of Renewable Energies in the Canary Islands Especially in Tenerife
479
Chapter 31 Why was Switzerland FrontRunner for PV in the 90s but Lost the Leadership After 2000?
485
ISES
491
Chapter 33 Early Work on Photovoltatic Devices at the Bell Telephone Laboratories
497
Chapter 34 Leaders of the Early Days of the Chinese Solar Industry
499
Chapter 35 Illiterate Rural Grandmothers SolarElectrifying Their Own Villages
507
The One Thousand PV Roofs Programme
513
Chapter 37 History of Technologies Development for Solar Silicon Cost Reduction
517
Chapter 38 The Story of SunPower
531
Chapter 39 Terrestrial Photovoltaic Industry The Beginning
555
Chapter 40 Solar Power in Geneva Switzerland
569
Chapter 41 Early PV Markets and Solar Solutions in South Asia
571
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Wolfgang Palz is currently chairman of the World Council Renewable Energy. He is bearer of an Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande), has been recognised as a wind energy pioneer in Britain and has received European prizes for biomass, wind energy and photovoltaics, respectively.

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