Podcast Episode 78 l First ever solar heated house

A photo of a house with huge glass windows in the front. The "Dover Sun House" (1948), designed for Amelia Peabody in Dover, MA, by Eleanor Raymond and Maria Telkes Photo: Tony Denzer, The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design
The "Dover Sun House" (1948), designed for Amelia Peabody in Dover, MA, by Eleanor Raymond and Maria Telkes. Photo: Tony Denzer, The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design
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Fantastic Women Series

The term solar energy has become ubiquitous as part of our move towards the larger renewable energy mix. We are all now more than aware of the dire need of cutting down on fossil fuels and moving towards using renewable sources of energy for all of our needs, if we are to keep temperatures conducive to ours (and other species) requirements.  As we move on through the 21st century, more and more of us are using solar panels or solar PV to heat and light our homes.

But did you know that there was a time when this was a novel idea, when three pioneering women first decided to heat a home with solar energy in December 1948? So we celebrate this amazing innovation and these three fantastic women.

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I am a Chartered Environmentalist from the Royal Society for the Environment, UK and co-owner of DoLocal Digital Marketing Agency Ltd, with a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University, an MBA in Finance, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. I am passionate about science, history and environment and love to create content on these topics.