GuerrillaReads No. 69: Practical Photovoltaics

For me, reading science textbooks can be like reading in a foreign language written in a familiar Latin script. I may be able to sound out the words, but I don’t always understand what they mean.

The maximum power point is the best combination of voltage and current. This is the point at which the load resistance matches the solar cell internal resistance.

They say the best way to learn a foreign language is to move to the country and live among its people. Welcome to the nation of Practical Photovoltaics by Richard. J. Komp. This book has been a very useful source of background material for a novel I’m writing. The more I read, the more I understand my characters and what they know.

This reading and my light-up dress were inspired by the celebrated Fashion Show Poetry Event and the inimitable Kate Durbin.

Hayley Roper-Fingerhut designed and constructed the lighting for the dress. Video is by Ben Gibbs.  

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