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Elliot Berman with his team at Solar Power Corporation outside their office and manufacturing facility in Braintree, Mass., in 1973. John Perlin, author of Let it Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy, credits Berman with planting the flag of solar photovoltaics throughout the world. Solar Power Corporation via John Perlin hide caption

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Getting To Zero Carbon: The Climate Challenge

How Big Oil Of The Past Helped Launch The Solar Industry Of Today

The multibillion-dollar solar photovoltaic industry has roots in an unexpected place. More than 40 years ago, oil companies invested in solar research and development that have proved critical.

Elliot Berman with his team at Solar Power Corporation outside their office and manufacturing facility in Braintree, Mass., in 1973. John Perlin, author of Let it Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy, credits Berman with planting the flag of solar photovoltaics throughout the world. Solar Power Corporation via John Perlin hide caption

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Solar Power Corporation via John Perlin

Getting To Zero Carbon: The Climate Challenge

How Big Oil Of The Past Helped Launch The Solar Industry Of Today

8 min

How Big Oil Of The Past Helped Launch The Solar Industry Of Today

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TV Reviews

TV Review: 'The Politician'

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TV Review: 'The Politician'

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Former national security adviser John Bolton criticized the Trump administration's approach to North Korea during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Ousted National Security Adviser Bolton Slams Trump's Approach To North Korea

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An unexpected charge related to a biopsy threatened the financial security of Brianna Snitchler and her partner. Callie Richmond for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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A Biopsy Came With An Unexpected $2,170 'Cover Charge' For The Hospital

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani shook hands with supporters as he arrived at President Trump's campaign rally on Aug. 15 in Manchester, N.H. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Impeachment Inquiry

4 min

Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Impeachment Inquiry

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