Farrington Daniels

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Birthday
8, 1889
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jun 23, 1972 (83)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1889
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jun 23, 1972 (83)

About

Pioneer in the use of solar power, who made the earliest serious research into practical solar energy application. He won the Priestley Medal for his work in solar energy in 1957.

Before Fame

He served in WW I in the Chemical Warfare Service, and after the war worked briefly on the Manhattan Project, before leaving when he saw the U.S. was not interested in nuclear power plants.

Trivia

Abandonment of nuclear research allowed him to focus on solar energy, and he made some of the earliest solar-powered cooling, cooking and distillation machines.

Family Life

He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Associated With

Craig Hill, born about 50 years after him, continued his research into creating practical applications for solar power.

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