Thanks for following us throughout Women's History Month! We've learned so much these last few days and can't wait to share them with you.
Today we are adding three women for our Women's History Month celebration.
First up, Mária Telkes...
Like the idea of a solar powered home??? Physical chemist and biophysicist, Mária Telkes develop solar-energy applications and received several patents for her work. Together with American architect Eleanor Raymond, she designed and constructed the world’s first modern residence heated with solar energy. The house was built in Dover, Massachusetts, in 1948.......Can you believe it! 70 years ago!!!
She is also known for her invention of the solar distiller that changes salt water into drinking water...
In 1952 Telkes became the first recipient of the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award. In 1977 she received a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Sciences Building Research Advisory Board for her contributions to solar-heated building technology and the Charles Greeley Abbot Award from the American Solar Energy Society. Lastly, in 1980 she assisted the U.S. Department of Energy in the development of the world’s first solar-electric residence, which was built in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
We love the idea of homes, especially shipping container homes being powered by solar and having salt water purified into drinking water!
#wechicdit #celebrating #womenshistorymonth #solarpower #MariaTelkes #solarheating #solarelectricity #containerhomes #womeninventors #Inventions #patents #patentsbywomen #womenchemists #womenbiophysicists #womenwithtools #shippingcontainerhomes Facts/Picture from: www.britannica.com, Alfred Eisenstaedt/Getty Images
More info: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Maria-Telkes