Originally published in 1979, Solar Energy provides a tour of the world of solar energy and asks two key questions: is solar energy the key to the future of our energy needs and what are the facts and potential of this source of renewable power. The book examines solar energy from the past to modern plans for designing domestic solar housing, and looks at the sites and the technology applied to harness the Sun's power, such as the energy potential of windmills and the equatorial oceans. Behrman reports on the progress of scientists and manufacturers in making solar energy a viable competitor in the energy market, and studies the projections of a future energy crop for energy plantations.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 1. Solar Reflections 2. The Fiery Furnace 3. The Solar Chateau 4. When a Solar House is not a Home 5. The Sun Queen 6. The Political Sun 7. Carry Us Back to the Old Energy Plantation 8. Mr Sunshine 9. The Nightmare of George Löf 10. Power Now 11. Power Later 12. The Sun in a Cold Climate 13. The Sun in a Warm Climate 14. Getting the Sun to Market 15. Getting the Sun to Come Out Index