I am very proud to be included in this fun and entertaining full length solar documentary film…Solar-Roots.
“Solar Roots – The Pioneers of PV” is the true story of how a small group of backwoods engineers and business hippies brought solar photovoltaic technology down from space into homes around the world, delivering “solar power to the people”.
Filmmakers Jeff Spies and Jason Vetterli spent two years traveling the country interviewing over 50 pioneers of the solar photovoltaic industry in the making of this educational, funny and touching film. The story starts in the 1800’s with the early scientific discoveries, and quickly progresses through the development of the Bell Silicon Solar Cell in the 1950’s, the rapid deployment of PV in the space race of the 60’s, and the debut of terrestrial PV in the 70s. The story finally focuses on the colorful group of men and women who gave birth to the PV home power movement in the early 80’s, which eventually grew to define the modern day solar industry.