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 - glass engine
This closed-cycle reciprocating engine was built of glass to show its basic design. Just seconds after an outside heat source (usually the sun, but in this case, a heat lamp) is applied to the generator, the liquid inside begins to pump steadily through the apparatus.