Dr. Erich Farber: Solar Expert

A brief look at the research of solar expert Dr. Erich Farber as Director of the Solar Energy & Energy Conversion Laboratory at the University of Florida-Gainsville in the early 1970s.

solar farber - parabollic reflector 2
Cylindrical parabolas designed to track the sun are very efficient collectors of solar energy. This one, which measures 6' x 8', has a glass-covered focal tube. It has been used to produce heated water vapor for a fractional-horsepower steam engine and to heat the oil which operates a solar refrigerator.