The Power of the Sun
As fossil fuels run out, 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.