[amsat-bb] Solar powered mobile satellite operations

Lizeth Norman normanlizeth at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 16:37:34 UTC 2016

Ya got most of reality. Missed a whole bunch of life lessons learned
by living it! Will be happy to fill in the details. You buy dinner, I
cover the tip, chain restaurants are out.

The paradigm shift occurred and is now reachable by Joe Average.

Take the Auto-Train four times yearly, continuing to upstate NY. This
will be the last trip powered by gasoline. Two other individuals are
using my model. A physical chemist and an MD. Good company for a

Our Leaf would make it. Too long charging, though.

If you want to send me a personal message, my email works. I even
check  the spam box.

On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 1:18 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Here are a few more solar factoids (for your mobile satellite operations):
> The solar panel area to fully power the average American commuter car (EV)
> for the average 12,000 miles per year is about 150 sqft (a 3 kW array)
> Amazingly, the area of a typical car parking space is also about 150 sqft.
> So all one needs to do is cover their car parking space with solar panels
> and have free local transportation energy for LIFE.  And amazingly enough,
> each car in America has at least 5 parking spaces for it.  One at home, one
> on the street, one at work, one at church, one at shopping and sports
> venus, etc... so  all you need is just one to be covered in solar panels
> and we have carbon free local  transportation (12,000 miles a year for free
> and for l life).
> See: http://insideevs.com/design-relationship-between-electric-cars-solar/
> In addition, The supply chain from the roof of the carport (also providing
> shade to the car below it) is about 30 feet and is over 85% efficient, and
> you own it and no one can take it away or change the costs on you at any
> time.
> Compare this to the 8000 mile supply chain from oil well to your gas tank,
> where there are dozens of risky greedy players in the middle and where only
> 20% of the energy actually gets to your car.
> So it is no coincidence that now almost every car manufacturer is seeing
> the light and is now building an EV (there are over 30 on the market
> now*).  They may not be advertising them because they make higher profit
> margins on selling gas cars to gullible buyers, but they are positioning
> themselves for when consumers wake up and also see the light for their
> local transportation needs.
> BMW has already said that all of their cars will be electric (or hybrid)
> within 10 years.
> For  your mobile satellite station, however, this does not say to cover the
> roof of your car with solar (unless it is a flat RV or van) because the
> mobile satellite station is only in use about an hour a day while the
> parking SPACE with SOLAR panels is operating sun-up-to-sun-down and flat
> panels cost only 10% of ones that can bend a little.  Plus the full
> dimensions of a "parking space" is actually  more than 10 times the surface
> area of the small center portion of the roof of a car.  So the cost
> effectiveness of solar on the car is about 10% of 10% or about 1% the
> effectiveness of having them on your car port.
> Besides, keeping the roof clear for antennas is more important anyway.
> * http://evadc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/EVInfoSheet-20150101.pdf
> Bob, Wb4APR
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