Visionary
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Solar power

Visionary
Gary Gerber, founder and president of Sun Light & Power, stands on his office’s roof in Berkeley. When he first began the firm in the 1970s, he had to support himself by selling cheese. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Bulb power
An energy-conserviing bulb is seen in the offices of Gary Gerber, founder and president of Sun Light and Power. (Robert Durell / LaT)
Bathroom power
The bathroom key for visitors is attached to an old solar wafer in the office. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Bike power
Employees’ bicycles are lined up in the parking lot at the Berkeley, California, company. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Plant power
The offices of have lots of oxygen-producing plants at Sun Light and Power. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Energy source
Gary Gerber, framed by his energy source, stands on the roof of his office. (Robert Durell / LAT)
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