“I really think the problem is that the use of solar energy is
being discussed by scientists and we have a passion for being
a technological society. As such, we almost frown a little when
someone finds a very simple economic way of using solar heat.
That is much too simple for us. And so we have to find something
very exotic, so that we can earn the name of scientist or engineer.”
Walter A Meisen, circa 1972, at the solar energy roundtable in NY