Questions tagged [solar]

Use this tag for any discussion that involves the sun. Specifically, with how to capture the 1 KW per Square Meter of light energy it deposits on earth in order to convert it to electricity.

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Working satellite on 2 meters, at what arc distance to sun (center) will noise floor be problematic to a disruption of a communication path?

Is there some simple utility, or published set of charts, or suite of formulae, where one can approach the situation by inputting a space weather summary, (sunspots, various indexes, etc), the receive ...
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Is it possible to power your ham radio station by solar power? If so, how?

The very first New York Times article announcing the invention of the solar cell by Bell Labs in 1954 shows a man holding a brick-shaped device in the sun in one hand and a microphone in the other ...