Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

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raysun
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Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by raysun » Thu May 21, 2020 12:43 pm

Today, at my location at 19Β°N latitude, the sun will be directly overhead at solar noon, on it's way to actually passing north of us on its ascension toward the Summer Solstice.

I'll go outside and cast no shadow. Not because I'm skinny, or solar elevation, but because the sun is likely to be hidden by clouds.

🀣🀣😎😎

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Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by EA6LE-ONE » Thu May 21, 2020 2:50 pm

At my location will be on 29th, but my panels are better positioned for March sun.
:)

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Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by Heimhenge » Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am

Never happens here in AZ, but every 10 years or so we get the Moon at the zenith. No output from the array though. :)

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Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by raysun » Fri May 22, 2020 10:19 am

Heimhenge wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am
Never happens here in AZ, but every 10 years or so we get the Moon at the zenith. No output from the array though. :)
πŸ˜ƒ

My panels are essentially horizontal to the earth. Not optimized for anything, just easy to install and performant enough. For the next few months, they will produce more energy than I know what to do with.

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Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by JRHill » Fri May 22, 2020 12:13 pm

raysun wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 10:19 am
Heimhenge wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am
Never happens here in AZ, but every 10 years or so we get the Moon at the zenith. No output from the array though. :)
πŸ˜ƒ

My panels are essentially horizontal to the earth. Not optimized for anything, just easy to install and performant enough. For the next few months, they will produce more energy than I know what to do with.
Hmm, I wonder how much an energy microwave receiver costs? Probably more than new batteries, eh? But if no does the transmission have to be straight line or can it be adjusted bend with the curvature between raysun and me?

raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower One: FX3048T, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
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Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by raysun » Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 pm

JRHill wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:13 pm
raysun wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 10:19 am
Heimhenge wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am
Never happens here in AZ, but every 10 years or so we get the Moon at the zenith. No output from the array though. :)
πŸ˜ƒ

My panels are essentially horizontal to the earth. Not optimized for anything, just easy to install and performant enough. For the next few months, they will produce more energy than I know what to do with.
Hmm, I wonder how much an energy microwave receiver costs? Probably more than new batteries, eh? But if no does the transmission have to be straight line or can it be adjusted bend with the curvature between raysun and me?
Let's tap into the super secret Space Force Space Plane that's running some super secret microwave beaming experiments as we speak.

I'd think we could rig an array of old microwave ovens into some sort of tuned resonator.

The Truth is out there.

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Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by JRHill » Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm

raysun wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 pm
JRHill wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:13 pm
raysun wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 10:19 am


πŸ˜ƒ

My panels are essentially horizontal to the earth. Not optimized for anything, just easy to install and performant enough. For the next few months, they will produce more energy than I know what to do with.
Hmm, I wonder how much an energy microwave receiver costs? Probably more than new batteries, eh? But if no does the transmission have to be straight line or can it be adjusted bend with the curvature between raysun and me?
Let's tap into the super secret Space Force Space Plane that's running some super secret microwave beaming experiments as we speak.

I'd think we could rig an array of old microwave ovens into some sort of tuned resonator.

The Truth is out there.
My Rx for Red pills has expired and my GP won't issue another refill. He say's he's concerned about me for some reason.

raysun
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Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by raysun » Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm

JRHill wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm
raysun wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 pm
JRHill wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:13 pm


Hmm, I wonder how much an energy microwave receiver costs? Probably more than new batteries, eh? But if no does the transmission have to be straight line or can it be adjusted bend with the curvature between raysun and me?
Let's tap into the super secret Space Force Space Plane that's running some super secret microwave beaming experiments as we speak.

I'd think we could rig an array of old microwave ovens into some sort of tuned resonator.

The Truth is out there.
My Rx for Red pills has expired and my GP won't issue another refill. He say's he's concerned about me for some reason.
I have extra, and sunglasses to match.

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Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by JRHill » Fri May 22, 2020 1:14 pm

raysun wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm
JRHill wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm
raysun wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 pm


Let's tap into the super secret Space Force Space Plane that's running some super secret microwave beaming experiments as we speak.

I'd think we could rig an array of old microwave ovens into some sort of tuned resonator.

The Truth is out there.
My Rx for Red pills has expired and my GP won't issue another refill. He say's he's concerned about me for some reason.
I have extra, and sunglasses to match.
Dang. Never mind. If I have to run the darned generator to power the Rx on my end, just to pull in your excess power, its looking like a wash. Story of my life. Besides, you haven't said how much the power will cost me. Your a nice guy but probably not so nice to Tx it for free. BTW, I have sunglasses. But the pills are strictly controlled. I don't want you to have any jail time.

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Seriously, back to the original subject, I see each year when the sun makes almost a direct path overhead at mid-day. It comes up way north of winter months and likewise at sunset. For me if would seem to be June 20 with 15:44 of sunlight - a good part of which is unusable for solar. It's interesting how folks further to the south deal with this. Like the Russian with Vodka or the American with a lawyer, we sometimes have the luxury of excess.

raysun
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Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by raysun » Fri May 22, 2020 1:49 pm

I've often though about tilting my panels south in a more traditional arrangement. Partly to collect more solar irradiance in winter, and partly to attenuate it in summer.

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Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Post by sodamo » Fri May 22, 2020 2:20 pm

Dang, I forgot. Was busy working on my tractor.
My panels are mounted on my 3-12 roof, so about 14Β°, a few off from optimal And pointed various directions. Still happy to say that with the new SimpliPhis and Radians I haven’t had a needed generator run since Jan 15th.
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