Environment: The Gift from the Sun

And pluck till time and times are done... The golden apples of the sun.

Long before William Butler Yeats wrote these words, scientists dreamed of harnessing and storing the awesome energy of the sun. For Donald Hyde, a Stow, Mass., manufacturer, and thousands of other Americans, those dreams are becoming a reality. The sun provides most of the heat for Hyde's modern cedar-walled house, keeping its temperature at a comfortable 68° to 70° F. during even the coldest days of a New England winter. Solar energy also warms the water in Hyde's 16-ft. by...

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