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    An International Exposition on the potential uses of solar energy opened at the University of California, in Los Angels on Tuesday ( 29 July)
    The focal point of the conference was on the use of solar energy converters to produce electricity for industry.

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    1.
    GV AND SV Exhibit(2 shots) (Natural sound and narration over natural sound starts
    0.05

    2.
    SOF IN: Little solar cells..."CU propeller being run by solar energy
    0.08

    3.
    GV Transistor playing and reporter's hand covers it and it stops playing
    2.4

    4.
    GV Solar reflectors
    0.16

    5.
    GV Model of building that is solar heated and cooled
    0.21

    6.
    SV TILT FROM solar reflector TO specimen display case
    0.30

    7.
    GVS Exhibits (3 shots)
    0.42

    8.
    CU Graph showing degree of solar energy
    0.46

    9.
    GV PAN FROM reflector shield heat gatherers for converting energy into electricity (3 shots)
    1.02

    10.
    GV People looking at exhibits
    1.07


    TRANSCRIPT: "Little solar cells can make model aeroplane propeller spin or a portable radio play, as long as you don't the sun away. Most serious uses are on the verge of break-through. Whole buildings heated with solar panels as in this model of a building under construction at New Mexico State University. Building heat seems to be the major practical use of solar energy at this stage of development. The big drawback now is the high cost of collector materials, panels that absorb the sun's rays and heat water passing through the panels. Solar cells can produce electricity, but the process is very costly and not yet feasible on a large scale. Some companies are working on big electricity experiments using relatively cheap materials. This display, for example, using glass mirrors to pas rays of sun to a heat collector which turns water to steam and eventually to electricity. The unanswered question at this stage is on a big scale, relative to cost. Generally scientists believe solar electricity is something for the twenty-first century."




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    This film is serviced with a commentary by TVN reporter Kenneth Gale. A transcript appears overleaf.

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    Background: An International Exposition on the potential uses of solar energy opened at the University of California, in Los Angels on Tuesday ( 29 July)
    The focal point of the conference was on the use of solar energy converters to produce electricity for industry.

    Other highlights included plans and methods to use the energy for air conditioning in office blocks and factories. On the domestic side, exhibitors showed how a single solar cell could run transistors, model aeroplane and other small machines.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4THM208T2W1LASWKW3NZMTGII
    Media URN:
    VLVA4THM208T2W1LASWKW3NZMTGII
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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