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    Arizona with its nearly year-round sunny climate is considered to be ideal for solar energy......
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    In this report from Prescott we see where an architectural firm is exploring the effectiveness of solar heating......



    The Robert Grieves live in this hilltip house completely heated by the sun. ..



    While the concept for solar heating is not new.....this system designed by Allan and Associates is unique.....



    IN:"Basically we're heating air on the roof...." OUT:"....keep the house at a comfortable temperature."
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    The system is designed for Prescott,could be used anywhere in Arizona with minor changes.....
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    It's not expensive....the system costs twice what a normal heating unit would cost, but the solar heating system pays for itself in 10 to 15 years......



    The Grieves have been using he system since Christmas.....



    IN:".......were we not to use the solar heat....."



    OUT:"....than under the solar program."
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    So far it's been a mild winter here with little chance to test the ability of the 30 tons of underground rocks to store heat for long periods of time when the sun doesn't shine.....



    The Grieves have auxiliary electrical heating equipment, but they haven't used it since they started heating by the sun......



    This is Cheryl Rexford in Prescott....
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    Film ID:
    VLVAEM46NM9YAURPAZPVTORXK1KJX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEM46NM9YAURPAZPVTORXK1KJX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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