30 Oct '15, 7pm

Solar Power Is on the Rise? We Suggested Harnessing the Sun’s Heat Back in 1866

piece some weeks earlier about “the ultimate exhaustion of the coal fields…and the possibility of substituting other sources of power for the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society,” the item summarized the 1830s experiments of the English scientist and inventor John Herschel. On an expedition near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa—where, the Nation column noted, “the sun pours down its rays without hindrance”—Herschel trapped the sun’s heat in a mahogany box he covered with glass and painted black on the inside. He then put uncooked food in the box and waited to see what would happen.

Full article: http://www.solarfeeds.com/solar-power-is-on-the-rise-we-s...

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