“Everybody there would be talking about sophisticated collectors and tracking systems and very exotic and expensive surfaces that were marginally more efficient absorbers of the suns rays and multi-million-dollar research projects,”says Steve. ” And, usually, the guys doing all the talking didn’t have a working prototype of anything they were spouting off about.
“And then Harold Hay would get up and he’d have some actual test data taken from some incredibly simple and low cost experiment hed just ran. And everybody would say,’You mean that’s all you’re doing? You’re just moving some insulation back and fourth? And they’d all go back to their discussion of some idiotic idea that would probably never work—but which was sure to cost the taxpayers of, this country several million dollars. They just couldn’t appreciate the genius of the man.” (Steve Baer)