Let it shine the 6 000 year story of solar energy john perlin amory lovins on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers even as concern over climate change and energy security fuel a boom in solar technology many still think of solar as a twentieth century wonder few realize that the first photovoltaic array appeared on a new york city rooftop in 1884. Let it shine was an interesting book and an informative one as well talking about the history of solar and describing it in very well thought out detail let it shine was worth the read to learn more about solar energy and where it came from and how it came to be a thing. Have just picked up john perlins latest book let it shine the 6000 year old story of solar energythis is a 30 years later updated version of his book a golden thread 2500 years of solar architecture and technology which was the bible of the history of solar energy usageobviously he learned a bit more in those years adding 12 new chapters as well as 3500 more years. When i tell people that i have published a book on a history of solar energy book everyone comments it must be very thin to their surprise let it shine the 6000 year story of solar energy has 451 pages great progress has been made in the solar field when the first silicon solar array was built in 1954 it consisted of less than a . The hardcover of the let it shine the 6000 year story of solar energy by john perlin at barnes noble knowing the location of the sun throughout the year allowed the chinese to perfect the art of designing homes and whole cities so that all people could warm their houses with the suns heat in winter and during summer keep the sun out
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