Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy

Photovoltaics Miniseries #11: Nixon’s Solargate

Here is our 11th photovoltaics miniseries entry, with the eye-catching title, “Nixon’s Solargate.” This miniseries featuring physicist and author John Perlin was developed as a celebration corresponding to the UN’s 2015 Year of Light. Perlin’s book, “Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy,” is worth reading for anyone wanting … [continued]

How On-Grid Rooftop Solar PV Was Born

Originally published on Green Building Elements. Special thanks to author John Perlin for this contribution about the introduction of rooftop photovoltaics. The material comes from Perlin’s recently published book, Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy. By John Perlin John Ericsson had gained great fame in America for designing … [continued]

World’s Oldest Solar Device

Originally published on Green Building Elements. By John Perlin Special thanks to author John Perlin for this contribution about what is believed to be the world’s oldest solar device – a solar ignitor, or yang-sui . The material comes from Perlin’s recently published book, Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy. … [continued]