Saturday, 29 October 2022

“man in the shadows turned all his life towards the sun”

quote [ Miguel Bonnefoy tells in his new novel the life of Augustin Mouchot (1823-1912), an unknown scientist, a misunderstood genius, who invented the first solar-powered "machine" in the 19th century, which he named Octave. ]

They dug up this early eco-inventor (from coal-frenzied 19th century France no less) and turned it into a novel.
This is French radio running the interview, for more images of the inventions check extended. Thumb is nicked from an article in a Dubai paper.

The 19th Century Solar Engines of Augustin Mouchot, Abel Pifre, and John Ericsson — Land Art Generator


Augustin Mouchot’s Solar Concentrator, 1869. (source) The history of renewable energy is fascinating. We posted a while back about early …

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[by Paracetamol@7:10pmGMT]

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