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Sun Power

Sun Power

How Energy from the Sun Is Changing Lives Around the World, Empowering America, and Saving the Planet

Neville Williams

Forge Books

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America is on the brink of a green energy revolution that can save the planet, and increase peace and prosperity, by harnessing the unlimited solar power. After decades of promise, the technology for alternative energy solutions now exists to replace our dangerous addiction to fossil fuels with cheap, clean solar energy.

Neville Williams has been on the leading edge of this revolution for decades and knows from firsthand experience how sun power can transform lives and communities for the better. He has traveled the globe bringing solar-generated electricity to struggling communities throughout Asia, Africa, India, and the developing world. From isolated villages high in the mountains of Nepal to remote settlements in South Africa, Williams has worked to bring sun power to even the most off-the-grid reaches of the planet. He has brought that knowledge and experience back to America where he founded one of the country's fastest growing solar companies.

If millions of poor families in the Third World can get their power from the sun, why can't Americans concerned with their rising power bills, dependence on foreign oil, and carbon footprints do the same?

The answer is that sun power is here, it works, and can light up a new era of economic and environmental security—if we have the will to seize this historic opportunity. This book is not about predictions or promises. It's about what's happening now, all over the world, and what still needs to done.

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SOLAR REVOLUTION? 1979

"Why aren't we using solar energy here in America?" I have been asked whenever I've spoken about solar electricity in the developing world, where it is the only source of power for millions of people...

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Praise for Sun Power

“An engaging state of the union by an important leader in solar power.” —Kirkus Reviews on Sun Power

“A fascinating account of the author's personal odyssey to promote solar energy in the developing world. Williams shows how intelligent local solutions can be found to meet the energy needs of communities across Asia and Africa.” —Sir Arthur C. Clarke on Chasing the Sun

“Engagingly chronicles the author's enduring effort to build a solar world.” —Lester R. Brown, president, Earth Policy Institute, on Chasing the Sun

“An engaging state of the union by an important leader in solar power.” —Kirkus Reviews on Sun Power

“A fascinating account of the author's personal odyssey to promote solar energy in the developing world. Williams shows how intelligent local solutions can be found to meet the energy needs of communities across Asia and Africa.” —Sir Arthur C. Clarke on Chasing the Sun

“Engagingly chronicles the author's enduring effort to build a solar world.” —Lester R. Brown, president, Earth Policy Institute, on Chasing the Sun

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About the author

Neville Williams

NEVILLE WILLIAMS is a solar power pioneer, advocate, and entrepreneur. He founded a highly successful non-profit organization to bring sun power to unelectrified peoples in developing countries and has launched companies all over the world to sell and install solarelectric systems. Williams first became involved with solar power during the Carter Administration as a consultant to the US Department of Energy. Williams lives in Naples, Florida.

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