How Solar Energy Became Cheap

How Solar Energy Became Cheap

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy technology and innovation, climate change and energy analysis and policy, as well as practitioners and policymakers working in the existing and emerging energy ...

Author: Gregory F. Nemet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429643859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Solar energy is a substantial global industry, one that has generated trade disputes among superpowers, threatened the solvency of large energy companies, and prompted serious reconsideration of electric utility regulation rooted in the 1930s. One of the biggest payoffs from solar’s success is not the clean inexpensive electricity it can produce, but the lessons it provides for innovation in other technologies needed to address climate change. Despite the large literature on solar, including analyses of increasingly detailed datasets, the question as to how solar became inexpensive and why it took so long still remains unanswered. Drawing on developments in the US, Japan, Germany, Australia, and China, this book provides a truly comprehensive and international explanation for how solar has become inexpensive. Understanding the reasons for solar’s success enables us to take full advantage of solar’s potential. It can also teach us how to support other low-carbon technologies with analogous properties, including small modular nuclear reactors and direct air capture. However, the urgency of addressing climate change means that a key challenge in applying the solar model is in finding ways to speed up innovation. Offering suggestions and policy recommendations for accelerated innovation is another key contribution of this book. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy technology and innovation, climate change and energy analysis and policy, as well as practitioners and policymakers working in the existing and emerging energy industries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts

... of these 50,000 dams once produced power, but as the initial equipment wore
out and alternative sources of electrical energy became cheaper, ... These are
the advantages: the natural resource is already there, and it is a renewable one.

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Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293010867418

Category: Power resources

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Categories: Power resources

Managing Air Quality and Energy Systems

Managing Air Quality and Energy Systems

Jaboyedoff P, Roulet C-A, Dorer V, Weber A, Pfeiffer A. Energy in air-handling
units—results of the AIRLESS European Project. Energy ... Available from: https://
www.routledge.com/How-Solar-Energy-Became-Cheap-A-Model-for-Low-
Carbon- ...

Author: Brian D. Fath

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000065640

Category: Law

Page: 823

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Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, the Handbook of Environmental Management, Second Edition, gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries, and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about pollution and management issues. This six-volume set is a reimagining of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in 2013, and features insights from more than 500 contributors, all experts in their fields. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management is presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems. Features of the new edition: The first handbook that demonstrates the key processes and provisions for enhancing environmental management. Addresses new and cutting -edge topics on ecosystem services, resilience, sustainability, food-energy-water nexus, socio-ecological systems and more. Provides an excellent basic knowledge on environmental systems, explains how these systems function and offers strategies on how to best manage them. Includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today. In this second volume, Managing Air Quality and Energy Systems, the reader is introduced to the general concepts and processes of the atmosphere, with its related systems. This volume explains how these systems function and provides strategies on how to best manage them. It serves as an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on the atmosphere, and includes important problems and solutions that environmental managers face today. This book practically demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used in studying environmental management.
Categories: Law

An Assessment of Technology for Local Development

An Assessment of Technology for Local Development

In the last 30 years, however, as climate control systems became more
sophisticated, as energy became cheaper, and as ... to resource-efficient design
and construction: solar heating, which uses the energy of the sun to supplement
or replace ...

Author: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024911180

Category: Aide au développement économique régional - États-Unis

Page: 250

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Categories: Aide au développement économique régional - États-Unis

Home Power

Home Power

On an ordinary day , a few years after the end of the last century , solar - electric
energy became cheaper than fossil fuel energy . There were no great
celebrations , no dancing in the streets , no discussion or mention in the news .
The fossil ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822033895483

Category: Buildings

Page:

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Categories: Buildings

Renewable Energy in Kenya

Renewable Energy in Kenya

Up until the 1930s , there were thousands of wind - powered rural homes in the
USA . With the advent of rural electrification programmes , when mains electricity
became cheap and plentiful , most wind generators were abandoned in Europe ...

Author: Mark Hankins

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052380908

Category: Renewable energy sources

Page: 152

View: 478

Categories: Renewable energy sources

Assessment of Solar Energy Technologies

Assessment of Solar Energy Technologies

SOLAR BUILDINGS INTRODUCTION Energy for buildings accounts for more
than one - third of the annual US energy ... As Americans became more affluent
and alternatives became cheaper and readily available , the sale of solar water ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015031260469

Category: Renewable energy sources

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Categories: Renewable energy sources

Assessment of Solar Energy Technologies

Assessment of Solar Energy Technologies

SOLAR BUILDINGS INTRODUCTION Energy for buildings accounts for more
than one - third of the annual US energy ... As Americans became more affluent
and alternatives became cheaper and readily available , the sale of solar water ...

Author: Dennis A. Andrejko

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89034058966

Category: Biomass energy

Page: 56

View: 352

Papers on solar buildings, solar thermal systems, solar electric systems, and solar biofuels.
Categories: Biomass energy

Moving California Toward a Renewable Energy Future

Moving California Toward a Renewable Energy Future

In times of abundant energy , natural gas and electricity rates were set in "
declining blocks , " which meant that energy became cheaper the more of it that
was consumed . Recognizing that this rate structure represented a now
undesirable ...

Author: Laura B. King

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043672299

Category: Energy development

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Categories: Energy development

Biological Energy Resources

Biological Energy Resources

They were only superseded because intense sources of energy became cheap
and technology provided means of bringing energy to bear ... Thus in evaluating ,
say , the solar collector , we must set the 20 GJ investment against the return ( 4 .

Author: Malcolm Slesser

Publisher: Spon Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030195551

Category: Biomas energy industries

Page: 192

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Categories: Biomas energy industries

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

But with the termination of the Arid Zone programme Unesco's interest and work
in solar energy became dormant - an attitude caused by the world - wide
stagnation in solar ... Conventional fuel has , until recently , been cheap and
plentiful .

Author: Unesco

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115501764

Category: Developing countries

Page:

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Categories: Developing countries

Midwest Engineer

Midwest Engineer

But , when gas or new and economical sources of en drawing energy from the
sun is as old and oil became cheap and plentiful , rgy to replace the fossil fuels
that are as the sun itself . A sun - powdered boiler the race for solar energy
subsided ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029593483

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering

Asteroids

Asteroids

In the southern United States , many homes now have solar heaters to provide
their hot water . Aside from such small - scale successes , experimentation with '
free ' energy almost disappeared when petroleum power became cheap again .

Author: Charles T. Kowal

Publisher: Ellis Horwood

ISBN: UOM:39015014243409

Category: Asteroids

Page: 152

View: 238

Categories: Asteroids

Proceedings of Condensed Papers 2nd Miami International Conference on Alternative Energy Sources 10 13 December 1979 Miami Beach Florida

Proceedings of Condensed Papers   2nd Miami International Conference on Alternative Energy Sources  10 13 December  1979  Miami Beach  Florida

oil was discovered and the cost of electricity became cheaper . In conclusion ,
passive air conditioning is cheap and requires no machines or labour . Using
solar energy with an absorption cycle machine is more practical and slightly
cheaper ...

Author: T. Nejat Veziroglu

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89034052126

Category: Renewable energy sources

Page: 807

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Categories: Renewable energy sources

Academic American Encyclopedia

Academic American Encyclopedia

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053406628

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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A twenty-one volume encyclopedia with 32,000 entries and more than 16,000 illustrations.
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Ecology of a Changing Planet

Ecology of a Changing Planet

Springs heated naturally by geothermal energy became spas in Roman times,
and surplus hot water was used to heat the ... formation of OPEC, the developed
nations rushed to find cheap energy from wind, solar, wave, or geothermal power
.

Author: Mark B. Bush

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

ISBN: 013011202X

Category: Science

Page: 498

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This text is ideal for either an ecology course with a strong environmental emphasis or an environmental science course that focuses heavily on ecological principles. The first introductory text to outline the fundamental ecological principles which provide the foundation for understanding environmental issues. A strong framework of applied ecology is used to explore specifics such as habitat fragmentation, acid deposition, and the emergence of new human diseases. *Two new chapters: Wetland Science and Fishery Management *Completely revised chapters on climate, habitat fragmentation, conservation biology, disease, and the future *Further readings-Includes classic papers, conflicting viewpoints, and accessible summaries of related ideas *Web Connections - Text specific website. Includes on-line quizzes, critical thinking questions, links to Web's best ecology sites, and Prentice Hall's syllabus manager *Emphasizes scientific arguments relating to environmental issues vs. environmental activism *Ecology in Action essays-Emphasizes the process of science
Categories: Science

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Living

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Living

... in the 1940s, solar water heaters were on every rooftop in Miami, but those
were displaced when oil becamecheap” after ... Florida Power and Light does
not use solar energy as part of its power generation, in spite of the fact that the
sun ...

Author: Trish Riley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440626265

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 979

The environmental movement and rising awareness of global warming have sparked an interest in green living. People want to know what they can do to live sustainable lives. In this book, you will find an overview of global warming and environmental degradation of air, water, soil; what sustainable living is and how to do it; how to cut down on carbon output (the cause of global warming) with alternative cars and fuels; and environmentally friendly home and lawn care products.
Categories: House & Home

Finding Out about Solar Energy

Finding Out about Solar Energy

But how exactly do you collect sunlight and turn it into energy we can use? And what is the effect on the environment? Read this book to find out all about solar energy.

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9781467746410

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 922

Did you know that the sunlight that warms your skin on a sunny day can be used to produce energy? But how exactly do you collect sunlight and turn it into energy we can use? And what is the effect on the environment? Read this book to find out all about solar energy.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Reporting on Business and the Economy

Reporting on Business and the Economy

The development of hydroelectric power as a partial alternative to oil and natural
gas also has become enmeshed in ... Solar energy has captured public and
press imagination undoubtedly because the sun is there , solar energy is clean ,
and solar technology is not entirely new . It was used widely in Florida in the
1940's for heating water and was abandoned when cheap natural gas became
available ...

Author: Louis M. Kohlmeier

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015055033867

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Environmental Impacts of Increased Renewable Energy Use in Wisconsin

Environmental Impacts of Increased Renewable Energy Use in Wisconsin

Many more possess the potential for additional . electrical power generation . In
the past , hydro power meta large portion of Wisconsin's energy needs , but as
demand for electricity rose and alternative became cheaper , many hydroelectric
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89082527300

Category: Renewable energy sources

Page:

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Categories: Renewable energy sources