[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Solar Power (indoors) and out

WILLIAMS MICHAEL k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 16 18:56:51 PDT 2012

What's funnier is the 35 million spent on solar panels at the Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis. It saves $475k a year so that means it will take 70 years to break even even though the the panels have a lifetime of 30 years. I think that savings is probably based on every day being sunny. Indiana is not what I would call a great place to operate solar panels. Many cloudy days and in winter, it's possible for ice to cover objects for long stretches of time.


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