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Questions on obtaining electrical energy from the light of the Sun through either direct photovoltaic conversion or thermal conversion.

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In a few questions ( Does the ISS need more heating or more cooling?, Why did Salyut 7 freeze over, while ISS requires massive cooling system? ) it is implied that the station inside heat budget is pr …
asked Jul 26 '16 by SF.
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Most of space-based hardware operates on solar panels composed of lots of photovoltaic cells connected in short series that produce around 28V; lots of these are connected in parallel to produce desir …
asked Jun 13 '16 by SF.
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There's a related question: In space can the difference in temperature between the inside and outside, provide useful energy? The problem with that one is that it relies on the concept of "hot inside …
asked Jul 29 '13 by SF.
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The solar panel modules of ISS use an extending central truss structure to stretch two "ribbons" of solar panels. Can that structure be re-folded in space, if need arose (for whatever reason), or is …
asked Dec 9 '17 by SF.