Farming: Harvest the Sun
Fact #1: the cost of solar power has come down a lot in the past ten years.
Fact #2: plenty of not-too-expensive kits look pretty cinchy to set up.
And what else do we know about solar? Fact #3: not much.
Is that the sort of thing that will stop us? Heck no.
I browsed the library, but the resources seemed either incomprehensible or too vague. So as is my habit, I signed up for a class. This one is an on-line course through EdX. Free for auditors. Classmates on every continent...
An eight-week course might be overkill, to be bitterly frank.
But talk about new neural pathways --! 1 over the cosine of theta. Terawatts. Polycrystalline silicon cells. Diamond lattice crystalline structures...And "band gaps," which, in the Dutch accent of Professor Smets sounds just like "band camps." Making his discussion of how molecular bonds affect the BAND CAMP pretty darned entertaining.
Aside from having those stray three or four brain cells that remembered anything about Calculus go super-nova during the first homework assignment, I think it's going to be fine.
9/9/2014 12:40:57 am
Photon flux is old school. Flux Capacitor, now that is the way to go. All about the Gigawatts!!!!!
9/9/2014 01:36:21 am
Oh MTT, you are my density.
9/9/2014 04:32:21 am
Can you build a dam and small generator for night time power? Use the solar to pump the water up during the day and let it fall at night to light the lights.
9/9/2014 10:04:41 am
9/9/2014 02:43:39 pm
Amy people have been living on boats forever unconnected. West Marine and Home Depot have everything you need at fairly low prices. couple of panels, couple storage Batterys, small 12 volt waterpump. solar hot water panel and a old hotwater tank for storage and your home free. I've been doing my research. LEDs for lights. Cook with gas. Y'all are having fun. I love it.
9/10/2014 09:45:39 am
Hey Mr. Duncan,
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