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02/12/1995 Solar energy scientist dies

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Maria Telkes, The Sun Queen WIS

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1st Solar Energy Expo 1955 Phoenix

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Maria Telkes, The Sun Queen WIS

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1st Solar Energy Expo 1955 Phoenix

Hungarian-American physical chemist Maria Telkes was developing techniques for solar energy use in water distillation and home heating. During World War 2 she invented a solar heated system to make sea water drinkable. On the end of the late 1940s, she worked on the solar heated house project at MIT.