29 Sep '14, 8pm

John Perlin Solar Energy History Series: Part III

John Perlin Solar Energy History Series: Part III

By the first-century CE, the Romans had made a major breakthrough in solar technology by being the first to use transparent materials such as clear glass and stone like mica to cover their window openings. They had discovered that such materials would let in sunlight. But once the rays of the sun had struck the interior walls and flooring, they changed into heat waves, too large to easily exit the transparent window coverings. Temperatures therefore accumulated inside to a degree never seen before. They called such greatly enhanced heated spaces

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