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Who Invented the First Solar House?

The Hungarian scientist Maria Telkes , famous for creating the first thermoelectric power generator in 1947, invented thanks to this technology and the principles of semiconductor thermoelectricity, the first solar heating system for Dover Sun House in Dover, Massachusetts (USA). .) and the first thermoelectric refrigerator in 1953.

The first solar house

With a doctorate in physicochemistry, she was named one of the most important women in the United States and popularly called the "queen of the Sun" . The 100% solar house had a Glauber salt-based heating system and, although your solar house has nothing to do with the solar panels we currently use, it was certainly a breakthrough for the time. How much did this innovative solar house cost? $ 3,000 then, about $ 32,000 today .

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