Ross McCluney

Ross McCluneyA research physicist, writer, and consultant, Ross McCluney served as Principal Research Scientist at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, from 1976 through 2007. Before joining FSEC, McCluney worked as an oceanographer for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

His research has ranged from ocean thermal energy conversion to solar water heating to assessing the performance of daylighting systems, and his consulting has included assessing the energy efficiency and illumination performance of windows and skylights.

He has written more than 75 essays and technical papers and is the author or editor of four books, including Humanity's Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World, and Getting To the Source: Readings on Sustainable Values, an anthology of essays by prominent environmental writers on environmental values. His essays have appeared in such publications as the International Journal of Energy, Environment, Economics, Earth Literacy Link, Clearing, and The Florida Naturalist.

McCluney serves as Vice President for Research and Development at Sunflower Corporation. Sunflower designs, develops, and manufactures sunlighting systems to illuminate nonresidential building spaces. The systems save energy by displacing electric lighting.

He speaks on solar energy and energy efficiency, sustainable lighting, the economic and other benefits of renewable energy and green technology, climate change, environmental ethics, the challenges of achieving real sustainability, humanity’s future in an environmentally threatened world, and the causes and consequences of global overpopulation.

Information about his books is available here, and a PowerPoint presentation is available here. To explore engaging Ross McCluney as a speaker, contact him by email here. For the most up-to-date information about Ross, visit his website here.

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