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Rooftop Revolution by Danny Kennedy

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PROLOGUEAn Energy Primer

Let there be light.

GENESIS 1:3

WE LIVE IN ELECTRICITY LIKE A FISH LIVES IN WATER. UNTIL a big storm knocks out our power or we blow a fuse by using the microwave and the blender at the same time, most of us don’t think a whole lot about the electricity that surrounds us and powers our modern lives. We pay a monthly bill—usually while grumbling about its expense—and our lights stay lit, our toast gets toasted, and our web extends worldwide. Beyond that? Well, we may have a notion that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity while flying a kite in a storm (that’s a myth, actually—Franklin may have never flown that kite, though he did do important research into how electricity is conducted). We may have an idea that a ...

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