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Illustration of a solar motor consisting of a concave mirror directing sun light at a boiler in order to make steam to pump water.

A Belated Earth Day Blog, 2019

Monster Solar Motor, 1901 On April 16, 1901, subscribers to the Waterbury Democrat read about a “monster solar motor” installed on an ostrich farm in Pasadena, California. The beast was reported capable of lifting...