The Life of the Solar Pioneer Karl Wolfgang Böer

The Life of the Solar Pioneer Karl Wolfgang Böer

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In 1973, Dr. BAper created the Solar One house, the first house to convert sunlight into electricity and heat. His leadership made a lasting impact on science, engineering, and the solar industry. The Life of the Solar Pioneer Karl Wolfgang BAper describes the life of one of the most influential and recognized solar energy pioneers. It is a must read for anyone interested in the modern development of solar energy, BApera€™s dynamic life as one of the key movers in the field, and his world authority in CdS (Cadmium sulfide). It provides rare insight into the personal life of a scientist growing up in turbulent postwar Berlin. After his emigration to the USA and his transformation as a leader in solar energy, he set the direction for the future in significant ways: a€c Bridged the divide between academia and industry a€c Wrote over 350 science publications, dozens of books, and patents a€c Created the most successful international solid state physics journal a€c Promoted worldwide implementation of solar energy... since it proved he was a€œa man of the people, a€ willing to do simple manual labor, and he became a student again. ... theoretical subject, but his work on an electrical amplifier promised practical applications in improving radio receiving.

Title:The Life of the Solar Pioneer Karl Wolfgang Böer
Author:Karl Wolfgang Böer with Esther Riehl
Publisher:iUniverse - 2010-07-13


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