Summary of Solar Revolution
The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry
As the cost of fossil fuels grows, solar energy is becoming the energy source of the future.
Travis Bradford is the president and founder of a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of renewable energy. He is convinced of the necessity of solar energy and he wants to persuade you, too. He considers the various ways society currently produces power and the new technologies now underway, and makes the most generous assumptions in trends, advances and breakthroughs in favor of solar energy. Bradford’s arguments are lucid, if a bit rose-colored. You may find them plausible or you may find them to be more advocacy than science. However, the world clearly needs new power sources and solar will undoubtedly play a significant role. getAbstract recommends this book to everyone who is concerned about global resources. You may not agree with its conclusions, but it is still worth reading for its information about the issues involved.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why increasing demand for energy means society must find alternative sources of power;
- How solar energy compares with other renewable forms of energy;
- How governments provide huge subsidies to fossil fuel providers; and
- What can be done to accelerate acceptance of photovoltaic cells.
About the Author
Travis Bradford is president and founder of the Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting the deployment of sustainable technologies.
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