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Solar Energy: The Quest and the Question

  • Melvin K. Simmons

Abstract

I have borrowed the title for these lectures from a slide show prepared by the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) for the International SunDay, 3 May 1978. That was the day of celebration of the great promise of solar energy utilization for human needs. In these lectures, I will review the progress we have made in translating that promise into a reality. The first four lectures will cover solar energy technologies. In the last lecture, I will discuss the basis of solar energy policy formulation and give some of my own views on planning the transition from exhaustable to renewable resources.

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Solar Energy Anaerobic Digestion Wind Energy Finite Resource Central Receiver 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin K. Simmons
    • 1
  1. 1.Solar Energy Research InstituteGoldenUSA

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