by SUPERJOE on AUGUST 30, 2005 - 1 Comment in ENERGY
The solar water heater industries were driven out of business services in the 1940s, and now look at the mess we’re in. Eco-building consultant Laren Corrie explains.
In 1930s Florida, Solar energy totally dominated the water heating system (the same was true in southern California). Two thirds of water heaters sold in Florida in the 1930s were Solar water heaters, up on the residential roofs. When WWII began, copper, glass, and able bodies were in high demand to serve the national cause. Just as the motorcar industry in Detroit shut down, and we never saw any cars for a couple of auto years (1943-44 ?) the very successful Solar energy industry in Florida, also shut down for the war years. For rest of story, click on more below.
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