"This book details the history, current uses, and potential future applications of solar energy."-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A need for alternative energy -- Our star -- How have people used the sun through history? -- Turning light into electricity -- How do solar cells work? -- The big truth! -- Solar power in space -- How does the International Space Station gets its power? -- The hottest devices -- What are some of today's most incredible solar-powered devices? -- A future powered by the Sun -- How is solar power growing and changing?