Attempt to Use Solar Power At Protest Fails When Power Proves Inadiquate

October 16th, 2014
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I have little else to say about this. However, it goes to show why there is an electrical grid that feeds reliable power to homes and businesses. Power which is generated by fossil fuels, nuclear or hydroelectric energy sources. If we tried to run things on solar panels like this, similar results would occur.

Perhaps they should have used larger batteries to power the fans. Apparently it’s usually powered with gas-driven generators, which are somewhat cleaner than coal, but still produce emissions and consume fossil fuels.




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    DV82XL Says:

            Brian said:

    you’ve missed two points: (1) solar wind/flares in space is quite radioactive (for those that are afraid of “nuclear”, the Sun is also nuclear and cause skin cancer), and (2) solar power decreases to the square of the distance (1/r²), becoming almost useless at the asteroid belt region, Jupiter, and beyond.

    Your quite right on both counts, but I was limiting my remarks to those schemes for orbiting solar collectors and beaming the power back to earth which has been the subject of much breathless speculation from time to time by solar supporters. .


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    Anon Says:

            Brian said:

    you’ve missed two points: (1) solar wind/flares in space is quite radioactive (for those that are afraid of “nuclear”, the Sun is also nuclear and cause skin cancer),

    Yes, that’s something we’re going to have to deal with, for fixed installations thick walls will do the job, spaceships are a harder matter but maybe some form of active shielding could help as would getting there faster, say by using a nuclear rocket (the anti-nuclear movement is unlikely to survive long in space where everyone understands radiation and nuclear is obviously better for some things).

            Brian said:

    and (2) solar power decreases to the square of the distance (1/r²), becoming almost useless at the asteroid belt region, Jupiter, and beyond.

    It depends on how big your mirror is, if you don’t care about manoeuvrability (which would be the case with most space habitats) it’s viable out well into the Kuiper belt.


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