Following the sun : the pioneering years of solar energy research at the Australian National University, 1970-2005 /

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Author / Creator:Tennant-Wood, Robin.
Imprint:Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Free online access: OAPEN.
Subject:Australian National University.
Australian National University.
Solar energy -- Research -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory -- History.
Solar energy -- Research -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory.
Research -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory.
SCIENCE -- History.
History of science.
Mathematics and science.
Science: general issues.
Solar energy -- Research.
Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Mechanical Engineering - General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Australian Capital Territory.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:In 1970 a small group of physicists at The Australian National University decided to veer away from the accepted and expected directions in energy research and pursued the emerging discipline of solar energy. Over the next decade ANU joined a small cluster of research institutions, including the CSIRO, UNSW and the University of Sydney, to emerge as a world leader in solar energy technology. This book traces the history of solar energy research at ANU over 35 years from its origin, its sometimes controversial early stages, through its flagship projects to its current status as one of the world's best known solar energy research establishments. It is as much a story of the future as it is a history: Following the sun is the story of how an idea to pursue what was in 1970 a new and unpopular research path has come to underpin sustainable development in the 21st Century.
Other form:Print version: Tennant-Wood, Robin. Following the sun. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012
Standard no.:10.26530/OAPEN_459877