Taming the Sun – Innovations to Harness Solar Energy & Power the Planet

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to invite you to a discussion on ‘Taming the Sun,’ the new book by Dr. Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Sivaram will discuss the financial, technological and systematic innovation required to maximize solar power utilization and highlight the need for a creative public policy framework, and comprehensive energy market restructuring, to create a more effective clean energy portfolio and establish solar energy as the cornerstone of the global energy revolution.

Solar energy has gradually moved from being a resource with limited application to one of the fastest-growing power sources and markets in the world. As scientists and leaders around the world debate solar power’s future role in the energy mix, its significance as the primary driver of a clean energy transition remains unparalleled. However, Dr. Sivaram warns that this solar surge can only be sustained through creative and transformative innovation.

**Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations


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