Walter Kohn

Movie: "The Power of the Sun"


Abstract

As fossil fuels runout, the search for renewable sources of energy becomes more urgent. The documentary” The Power of the Sun” is about the discovery of the power of light, the genesis of solar energy technologies and their vast and promising potential. It begins with the findings of Isaac Newton and other early visionaries, moving to the groundbreaking work in 1905 of Albert Einstein on photons, and the work at Bell Laboratories in the 1950s where the first silicon solar cell was produced.

The Power of the Sun gives us insight into the clean logic of solar energy, its efficiency and many applications. Executive Producer Professor Walter Kohn, UCSB Nobel Laureate, worked with director/writer David Kennard and others to construct this optimistic and timely presentation. John Cleese serves as host and narrator, helping make the material accessible for all audiences.


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