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Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Research and Development Era: 1950-1959 DateCreated: 1954 University of Florida
Gainesville State: FL Zip: Country: USA Website:, Creator: Farber, Erich

This highly diverse facility has pioneered the development of solar energy applications worldwide. The Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory (SEECL) was unique in developing practical solar energy devices based on established principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics long before solar energy was considered a serious energy alternative.

Image Credit: Courtesy ASME Image Caption: The SEECL was originally located at the Gianesville Regional Airport. Early experimental devices stood on the pad near the WW II bunker (early 1950s). Era_date_from: 1954
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