New York City: SolarWall® inventor John Hollick has been honored in an exciting new exhibit curated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) that features the best inventions, inventors and engineering feats of the past two centuries, including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, George Westinghouse, Willis Carrier, the steam engine and the Panama Canal.
Entitled “Engineering the Everyday and the Extraordinary”, the goal of the exhibit is to “invite people to rediscover the remarkable; the engineers and inventions that have shaped our world as well as the extraordinary breakthroughs that are already setting the stage for the future.”
ASME focused on nine categories of engineering: Environment, Food, Safety, Manufacturing, Energy & Power, Transportation, Health, Exploration and Communication. The 80 inventors and inventions whose stories they chose to highlight represent the best of those categories.
The SolarWall® technology and inventor John Hollick are featured in the Energy & Power category. The other inventions recognized in this category are the Steam Engine, the Jet Engine, the Transformer, Incandescent Light Bulbs, the Internal Combustion Engine, Alta Wind Energy Center, the Electric Generator, and the Itaipu Dam.
The SolarWall® technology was a breakthrough invention that created the global solar air heating industry. It was ranked by the U.S. Department of Energy as being in the “top two percent of energy related inventions” because of its unique technical design and efficiency at converting sunlight into usable thermal energy. It remains the only building-integrated clean energy technology – now used in thousands of commercial, industrial and agricultural applications around the world – that effectively addresses the huge amount of energy used for space and process heating. The SolarWall® technology is now poised for significant growth as solar air heating becomes a mainstream solution to reducing GHG emissions and with new applications for this innovative technology.
The unique display celebrates and promotes these 80 inventors and engineering feats that have made a difference in our world, and will continue to impact our future. It will remain in the lobby of the ASME building in NYC for the next 15 years.
To watch a short video on the unique mechanical design of the ASME exhibit, please click here.
About ASME: Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world and are used in over 100 countries. ASME has over 130,000 members in over 150 countries.