This morning while thinking of all the solar pioneers and their contributions to an alternative future, I was inspired by a speech my son, Jimmy, delivered last week at the state capitol as part of the protest against budget cuts to education.
Renewable Energy: An Overview - Solar Architecture in Ancient Greece
Modern excavations of many Classical Greek cities show that solar architecture flourished throughout the area. Individual homes were oriented toward the southern horizon, and entire cities were planned to allow their citizens equal access to the winter sun. A solar-oriented home allowed its inhabitants to depend less on charcoal - conserving fuel and saving money.