Jefferson Exchange | October 2, 2013
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A History Of Solar Energy-A LONG History

Author John Perlin talks about the long history of solar power.

Don't be too impressed with solar panels on your roof.

Credit Pink Sherbet Photography

Photovoltaic technology may be relatively new in human history, but a lot of lower tech preceded it. 

Civilizations as far back as ancient China found ways to make maximum use of the sun's power in their homes and lives. 

Author John Perlin cites the history in his book Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy, and points the way to a possible post-carbon pro-solar future.

 

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