In its March issue, Fast Company magazine highlighted women inventors, and uncovered this little tidbit.
In its March issue, Fast
Company magazine highlighted women inventors, and uncovered this little
tidbit. While at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Solar Energy Research Project in 1948, Hungarian-born
Maria Telkes was asked by Boston sculptor, Amelia Peabody, to construct
a solar-heated house on land she owned in Dover.
"I envisage the day when solar heat
collecting shelters, like power stations, will be built apart from the house,"
Telkes told W. Clifford Harvey of The Christian Science
Monitor. "One such solar-heating building could develop enough heat
from the sun for pumping into an entire community of homes."
of Fast Company magazine, March
Maria Telkes invented the first solar home heating system
April 16, 2009