Redistributing the power

solarHere at Tipping Point Film Fund we are all about harnessing the power of films to drive and build campaigning movements. Recently we’ve been intrigued by the possibility of harnessing another great power – that of the sun….  This is why we are developing a new film on the power of solar.

Here Comes the Sun is inspired by the many visionaries around the world who have led the way on pushing for renewable energy to play a MUCH more prominent role in global energy provision and includes scientists and business people, activists and charities.

The Solar CenturyOne such person is London based Jeremy Leggett, of Solar Century. He has recently edited a new book:-

The Solar Century
The past, present and world-changing future of solar energy

[Leggett has] done more to change attitudes towards the (solar) resource than almost any other individual
Financial Times

Clean, silent, renewable and climate-friendly  solar power is the holy grail of energy. And there’s no shortage of daylight out there: enough falls on the surface of the planet each day to power human society many thousands of times over.

Yet there are still many myths about solar – especially the ideas that it’s prohibitively expensive, impractical for countries with cloudy skies, and will always require fossil-fuel stations on standby.

In the first definitive book on the subject, Jeremy Leggett (founder and Executive Chairman of the UK’s leading solar company, Solarcentury) debunks these myths.  More importantly, he shows how solar energy can be the backbone of a renaissance in which, after the current credit crunch and the impending energy crunch, the world economy will be run on renewable energy, and the worst effects of global warming staved off as a consequence.

Above all, the book provides a positive set of visions which extend well beyond the provision of electricity, heat, and water for anyone with a curiosity about solar power and an interest in our planet’s future.

Read more:
see the impact a 4 degree temperature rise would have on the planet
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