R. Bouwmeester & Associates, a civil engineering firm, provides specialized sun and shadow position modeling services related to traffic collision and crime scene reconstruction, and urban development, site planning and building design projects.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – September 2013
Shuttle Challenger Disaster: Probably history's most famous accident caused by
sun and shadow influences.
the sun's rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went
off without a hitch
Greece - Using the sun's rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games
in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece, ahead of its journey
across Russia's nine time zones and even a trip to space before the Feb. 7-23
solar fact: The tips of all shadows track in straight lines from west to east
to think the sun is tracking along the equator today.
PV farms airports: Is glare an issue? - Solar Choice
Australia - The Canberra Times recently published a piece about the concerns
about potential glare from the solar panels of the proposed 4 megawatt (MW)
Mount Majura Solar Farm, given its proximity to Canberra Airport. This article
addresses concerns about glare from solar panels in aviation and examines a
number of similar case studies both internationally and elsewhere in Australia…
Energy Commission on Palen's negative impact
Energy Commission’s environmental analysis of the Palen CSP project is only the
most recent of many set-backs for a company that many think of as the flagship
of Obama’s Industrial solar fleet.
According to the
executive summary, the negative impacts on “Cultural resources,” “land use,”
and visual resources all need to be mitigated.
One of the
report’s more disturbing concerns pertains to the increased potential for
accidents caused by solar glare…