The Sun Betrayed

A Report on the Corporate Seizure of U.S. Solar Energy Development

By Ray Reece

Published in 1979 by South End Press in Boston. Reprinted in 1998. Research financed by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C.

Back cover statement by Tom Hayden:

“Why hasn’t the U.S. government embarked on a crash program of renewable energy development aimed at energy independence for the American people? Why does solar energy continue to be treated as an exotic and expensive fuel of the distant future? Why have thousands of small entrepreneurs and solar inventors been deprived of government R&D support in favor of Westinghouse, Exxon Mobil, ARCO, et. al.?

“This book is a superb and much-needed investigation of the shoddy attempt by large corporate interests—in league with utilities and government officials—to control the sun. It’s also a primer for community self-defense.”

—Tom Hayden, Chair, SolarCal Council, State of California

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Cover of the Book The Sun Betrayed