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- 234 x 158 x 31 mm
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Taming the Sun
Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet
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As energy industries produce ever more data, firms are harnessing greater computing power, advances in data science, and increased digital connectivity to exploit that data. These trends have the potential to transform the way energy is produced, ...
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The book is not gloomy. It lays out the history, promise, and pitfalls of solar technology with an easy-going lack of wonkishness. But it offers a sobering message that may be as prescient-and as readable-as Robert Shiller's Irrational Exuberance was before the dotcom and housing crises of the 2000s -The Economist The book is both the best available overview of where the industry finds itself today, and a road map for how it can reach that brighter future.... -Financial Times The first important policy book of 2018. -Bloomberg View Foreign Affairs Best of Books 2018. Sivaram's enlightening and candid book describes both the enormous progress that has already been made in exploiting solar energy and the major obstacles to further progress. - Sivaram includes a raft of case studies, from current research on the photovoltaic materials called perovskites to Off Grid Electric, a start-up aiming to electrify swathes of Africa by 2019. -Nature Taming the Sun is an even-handed untangling of a situation that can appear a mess of contradictions -Engineering and Technology Magazine
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Varun Sivaram is a physicist and Chief Technology Officer at ReNew Power Ventures, a multibillion-dollar renewable energy firm that is India's largest. He is also a senior research scholar at the Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy and a board member for the Stanford University's energy and environment intitutes. Most recently, he was the science and technology fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he directed the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, where he taught "Clean Energy Innovation." He has also served as senior energy advisor to the Los Angeles Mayor and New York Governor's Office, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. PV Magazine called him "The Hamilton of the Solar Industry," Forbes named him one of its 30 under 30, and Grist selected him as one of the top 50 leaders in sustainability. He is the editor of the book Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Digital Innovations to Advance Clean Energy Systems. He holds a PhD in condensed matter physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.