Solar Energy

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As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what solar energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge uses for solar cells, including tiny nano-sized cells and cells printed on paper, and exciting new ways to make and use power from the sun's heat. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF051100, JNF037020
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science & Technology
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2013-01-01
ISBN 9781617834677, 9781614808992
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 621.47
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75
Lexile 1080
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
Features Index, Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, Timeline of key events, Table of contents, and Reviewed
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Innovative Technologies - Library Media Connection

Th[is] series takes timely issues and gives older students a good grounding in the technical and historical basics. Useful examples are included with readily accessible comparison units. Color photos and colorful additional information boxes keep the detailed text readable. A strong point in the series is the inclusion of science content consultants for each book. There is a lot packed in each title, libraries might want to add the entire series.

Innovative Technologies – School Library Journal

These titles examine the application of modern technology to problems of energy and food supply…addresses the potentials and problems with [each] source of energy…these titles will be useful as basic source materials for research and discussion