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Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry

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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 Revolution outlines the path by which the transition to s ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published July 21st 2006 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 2006)
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Arya
Oct 10, 2008 Arya rated it it was amazing
This is a book for those seeking new possibility of having energy outside fossil-fuel, biomass, and other conventional energy sources. The book inspire us to go "back to basic" to the solar system energy. Earth-based energy sources have been too much depleted and can no longer withstand to suffice the need of all human societies living in the planet of earth.
The Rabbit Hole Researcher
So much for 'the solar revolution' after Solyndra, fracking, the upper midwest oil boom and tar sands came along...

I thought this book was a little to idealistic even before all that stuff was aggressively pursued. Sure, we all would love to 'live off the grid' but our energy demands are still so great that they require the integrated network of the 'the grid' and our hierarchical financial/political system can't have too many people out there being all independent and sucking up free solar ene
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Jim Rossi
Apr 19, 2015 Jim Rossi rated it it was amazing
Concise, prescient book. I read this about 6 years ago & it prepared me well to see the qualitative changes coming in the energy industry - & exploit the opportunity as a writer, businessperson, and grad student in History at UNLV (solar focus). I'm re-skimming it as I finish my first book, "The Case of the Cleantech Con Artist: A True Vegas Tale."
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Quick and nice analysis of solar energy, the advantages it has, and why it will be an important, if not dominant, player in energy generation in the relatively near future.
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