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.
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