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Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act

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A bill to direct the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to provide, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, for the early commercial demonstration of the technology of solar heating and for the early development and commercial demonstration of technology for combined solar heating and cooling.

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11/05/1973Introduced in Senate

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11/05/1973Referred to Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Science.
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Sen. Weicker, Lowell P., Jr. [R-CT]
Sen. Chiles, Lawton [D-FL]
Sen. Goldwater, Barry [R-AZ]
Sen. Burdick, Quentin N. [D-ND]
Sen. Cannon, Howard W. [D-NV]
Sen. Montoya, Joseph M. [D-NM]
Sen. Domenici, Pete V. [R-NM]

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Senate Aeronautical and Space Sciences11/05/1973 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (11/05/1973)

Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act -

Declares it to be the policy of the United States and the purpose of this Act to provide for the demonstration within a three-year period of the practical use of solar heating technology.

Defines the terms used in this Act.

Directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to initiate, support and carry out basic and applied research and development in solar heating and cooling technologies.

Provides for the installation of solar heating systems in residential dwellings under the monitoring of the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the National Bureau of Standards and in consultation with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Defense. Provides that such residential dwellings shall be located in a sufficient number of different geographic areas (not less than three) in the United States to assure a realistic and effective demonstration of the solar heating and cooling systems involved.

Directs the Director of the National Science Foundation to initiate, support and fund basic and applied research activities relating to solar energy in support of the objectives of this Act.

Authorizes the appropriation of up to $50,000,000 to carry out this Act.