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She was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1900 to Aladar and Maria Laban de Telkes, Maria attended elementary and high school in Budapest.
Telkes is considered one of the founders of solar thermal storage systems, earning her the nickname The Sun Queen.
Mária Telkes was a Hungarian-American biophysicist, scientist, and inventor who worked on solar energy technologies.
Maria Telkes studied physical chemistry at the University of Budapest in 1920 and received her Ph.D. in 1924.
During World War 2 she had created a distillation device for the sun used in the military's emergency medical lives.
Telkes created an invention that was a solar distiller that vaporized seawater, recondensing it into water that was drinkable for others.
She developed metal alloys for thermocouples to convert heat into electricity.
She wrote to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) about working in its new solar energy program.
Telkes moved to the New York University College of Engineering where she continued to work on solar energy research.
Telkes received a grant from the Ford Foundation of $45,000 to develop a solar-powered oven so people who lack the technology around the world be able to heat things.