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Solar and nuclear competition moves to Mars

Rick Way - January 2nd, 2012

Rovers using solar and nuclear to operate.


"NASA’s last two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, launched in 2003 and carried solar panels, but the new Mars rover that the space agency is scheduled to launch on Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral uses nuclear power, a fact that did not escape the partisans of nuclear power here on Earth."


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Standard Grid Tied System

Philadelphia Solar Home

DC energy created by the PV panels runs into the inverter and creats an alternating current (AC). Then AC current is metered prior to heading back into the grid.

U.S. Solar Radiation

Philadelphia Solar Chart

This chart shows Philadelphia averages 1600 kW-yr.