[ RadSafe ] solar advances

JOHN.RICH at sargentlundy.com JOHN.RICH at sargentlundy.com
Tue Sep 1 15:10:44 CDT 2015

Just a quick question  - -pls don't blow it out of proportion.

As part of the nuclear industry (disclosure) I have a pretty good 
understanding of nuclear plant maintenance requirements.  The question is, 
what are the maintenance requirements for solar arrays.  It seems like 
they're pretty trouble free on the ISS, but would it be the same for an 
'earthly' environment..  For example, could temperature variations, dust, 
wind, storage batteries, etc., increase maintenance costs enough to make a 
thx - - jmr

From:   Maury <maurysis at peoplepc.com>
To:     radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu, JAitken at slb.com, 
Date:   09/01/2015 02:25 PM
Subject:        Re: [ RadSafe ] solar advances
Sent by:        radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu

As you see below, this is a major airport that operates 24/7 . . .

Cochin International Airport, Cochin, India

Airport data
IATA Code: COK     ATC Tel: +91 484 261 0121     Time: UTC+5.30
ICAO Code: VOCI     ATC Fax: +91 484 261 0119     Runway: 3400m / 
11155ft (Hard)
*Hours of operation: 24hrs*
Customs: Yes ; Tel: +91 484 261 0072     Immigration: Yes ; Tel: +91 484 
261 0022     Fuel availability: Jet/Avgas
Nearest other airports: Cochin 15nm; Coimbatore 65nm; Calicut 65nm
Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
On 9/1/2015 12:50 PM, Doug Aitken wrote:
> Schlumberger-Private
> ________________________________________
> It would be interesting to see how they store the electricity for 
night-time operation.
> Or are they strictly a daytime operation?
> Regards
> Doug
> Doug Aitken
> Cell phone: 713-562-8585
> QHSE Advisor, D&M Operations Support
> Schlumberger Technology Corporation
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> Sugar Land, Texas 77478
> -----Original Message-----
> From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [
mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of parthasarathy k s
> Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:08 PM
> To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] solar advances
> Friends,
> India has reportedly the world's first fully solar powered airport at 
Cochin Capacity 1.1 MW The link:
> Indian airport is the first in the world 100% powered by renewable 
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