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Solar Power

Volume 927: debated on Friday 11 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proposals he has to make use of the breakthrough in the improved conversion of solar power into heat, claimed by Australian scientists in the United Kingdom research and development programme.

My Department's programme will include assessment and investigation of new technological developments, including the recent claims by Australian scientists. The gathering of information on such new developments and the assessment of their relevance to the United Kingdom is also part of the ongoing activities of my Department's Energy Technology Support Unit.