Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Miscellaneous “Sun & Shadow” Items – November 2014

The following are miscellaneous sun, shade, solar and solar energy facts and comments. They were derived from our twitter feed @SunPosition

Wind turbine shadow flicker regulations hearing | Wicked Local Kingston

KINGSTON, MA - A long-awaited public hearing on a proposed Board of Health wind turbine shadow flicker regulation has been scheduled..

The stated purpose of the legislation is to "protect the public from adverse health effects and nuisances that can be associated with shadow flicker emanating from the wind turbines." Emotional stress, fatique and high blood pressure are listed as being among the ailments flicker could potentially cause…

The proposed regulation states that unless proven otherwise flicker in excess of 30 minutes per day or 30 hours per year "will cause an adverse health impact or regulable nuisance."…

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Potential problem for its solar panels >

Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow | via @BW

The Agilkia landing site is seen on this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with Rosetta’s navigation camera, just days before its lander, Philae, makes its historic descent to the surface

BERLIN - A shadow was cast — literally — across Europe's historic mission to land on and explore a comet. Scientists said Thursday the landing craft not only bounced twice, it also came to rest next to a cliff that's blocking sunlight from its solar panels…

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Will impact solar panels >

Space agency says comet lander ends up in cliff shadow | AOL

BERLIN - Europe's comet lander Philae has come to rest in the shadow of a cliff, posing a potential problem for its solar panels, scientists said Thursday as they published the first image ever taken from the surface of a comet…

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Who would have thought shadow impacts would be an issue on a comet? New business opportunity for me??

Cheers, Ralph

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