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Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Program: A Descriptive Summary of HUD Cycle 3 Solar Residential Projects



Release Date: 
1977 (183 pages)
Posted Date:   
January 5, 2011



The award of more than $6 million in grants to buy and install solar energy equipment in 3,468 residences was announced on May 31, 1977 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In a national effort to generate widespread use of solar energy, HUD is sponsoring five cycles of demonstration residential structures with solar heating and cooling systems.

The application forms for the HUD third cycle of solar residential demonstration projects were issued in January 1977, and over 700 applications were received in response to the invitation. A total of 3,468 housing units were selected.


This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.