The Solar Promise


Examples of solar heating.

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Year Produced: 1980
Running time: 28 minutes
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Emphasises space and water heating as the most appropriate use of the sun’s energy. Dr. Donald Aiken explains the difference between passive and active systems and stresses the value of passive systems and their cost-effectiveness. His point is illustrated with examples ranging from ancient cliff dwellings built by the Anasazi Indians to beautiful new low-cost solar houses in the Southwest and Northeast of the United States. from a swimming pool in California to a hot water installation on a tenement building in the Bronx; from Steve Baer’s drum wall in New Mexico to an attached solar greenhouse in New Hampshire. U.S.A.

‘This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards.’ Useful to compare with progress a generation later.

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