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Solar Revolution The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry

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ISBN-10: 026202604X

ISBN-13: 9780262026048

Edition: 2006

Authors: Travis Bradford

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In Solar Revolution, fund manager and former corporate buyout specialist Travis Bradford argues--on the basis of standard business and economic forecasting models--that over the next two decades solar energy will increasingly become the best and cheapest choice for most electricity and energy applications. Solar Revolutionoutlines the path by which the transition to solar technology and sustainable energy practices will occur. Developments in the photovoltaic (PV) industry over the last ten years have made direct electricity generation from PV cells a cost-effective and feasible energy solution, despite the common view that PV technology appeals only to a premium niche market. Bradford…    
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Book details

List price: $6.75
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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.

Preface: The Future of Energy
Acknowledgments
The Inevitability of Solar Energy
A New Path on the Horizon
Past to the Present
A Brief History of Energy
An Unsustainable Status Quo
The Field of Alternatives
Solar Energy
Future Transformations
Modern Electric Utility Economics
The Emergence of Distributed Economics
Solar Electricity in the Real World
A Promising Destination
Tools for Acceleration
Facing the Inevitable
Energy and Electricity Measurements
Notes
Suggested Readings
Credits
Index