Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE

Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE
Exile: 338-348 CE, Thassos, Greece

Thursday, February 14, 2013

1875: Early Emeriti Solar Energy Experiments

1874: Augustine Mouchot developed a solar steam engine to power a printing press.
In 1875, the Emeriti Brotherhood improved the design by applying the solar heat directly to a distillation apparatus, after observing that the steam engine wasted the heat energy that could be put to a higher purpose in the direct distillation of Gin.  The first solar still allowed the Emeriti to distill Gin using a lower carbon footprint before it became fashionable to do so.

Today, the same idea has been applied at the BHI Center for Advanced Agricultural Research and Applied Solar Technology.  The BHI Distilleries, internationally known for its Leverett Green Dry Gin™, has applied modern solar technology to produce the first "Solar Maple Syrup™" at the BHI Advanced Center for Evaporation Studies Lab.  The large electric evaporators receive Maple sap from a stainless steel pipeline that stretches from the Canadian border through Vermont within the Pioneer Valley Corridor.  The SMS Pipeline received State Department approval because it was deemed to be non-toxic and would not contribute to Global Climate Change.

A 2 Megawatt collector array replaces older Solar Scare Crow™array at BHI Testing Fields