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The economics of solar power

The economics of solar power

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar energy -- Economic aspects -- United States,
  • Solar energy -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRussell J. Profozich, Analyst in Energy and Utilities
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1978-79, reel 7, fr. 0154
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination18 p.
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15450298M

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