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Posted by GoldenHeart on April 16, 2009, 6:43 pm
 
If you had 6 to 9 solar panels per pole, over an area of 333 square
metres.

How many poles could you fit into this area, and how much energy would
be generated?

Posted by BobG on April 16, 2009, 6:58 pm
 

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Lets say you have 120watt panels about 2' x 4', and you mount 6 per
pole. The 333 m^2 is about 55' on a side, how about 9 poles? ->54
panels ->6KW for 6hrs a day, 36KWhrs a day ($.40 a day it makes. The
tracker poles are expensive though (look at wattsun)


Posted by William Elliot on April 17, 2009, 4:09 am
 On Thu, 16 Apr 2009, GoldenHeart wrote:


Oh sure.  Here's a problem for you just as incomplete.
You travel 1,000 miles over three days.
What's your gas milage?


Posted by Mike on April 17, 2009, 3:53 pm
 On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:43:20 -0700 (PDT), GoldenHeart


Depending On their shoe size an average pole would occupy around 0.016
sq m.  So in 333 square meters you could accommodate just under 21,000
poles, or 0.055% of their population.  You'd need small solar panels
though :)

If the poles were at the North Pole in December or the South Pole in
June no energy would be generated, so the lights may go out but you'd
not be short of a plumber when the pipes burst.

HTH.


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Posted by Van Chocstraw on April 17, 2009, 4:26 pm
 GoldenHeart wrote:

Why bother. Just use curved mirrors to focus on a boiler to make steam
to run a conventional generator. I think mirrors are cheaper than solar
cells.

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