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

Tennant-Wood, Robin

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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...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTennant-Wood, Robin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:25:59Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781922144133 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/21562
dc.description.abstractIn 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.
dc.format.extent107 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU ePress
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleFollowing the sun: The pioneering years of solar energy research at The Australian National University: 1970-2005
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor050299 - Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5041278xPUB17
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationTennant-Wood, Robin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.22459/FS.10.2012
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T09:43:05Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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