Updating to solar
We've been working to streamline our data reduction, allowing us to post results from balloon flights much more rapidly, and we have developed a new data product, shown here: This plot displays radiation measurements not only in the stratosphere, but also at aviation altitudes. For instance, we see that boarding a plane that flies at 25,000 feet exposes passengers to dose rates ~10x higher than sea level. These measurements are made by our usual cosmic ray payload as it passes through aviation altitudes en route to the stratosphere over California. Approximately once a week, and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus fly space weather balloons to the stratosphere over California.These balloons are equipped with radiation sensors that detect cosmic rays, a surprisingly "down to Earth" form of space weather.Earth should be inside the stream for approximately two days.G1-class storms are relatively minor and have litte effect on satellites or global power grids.
[Larger image] [movies] Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU.
Now, however, the solar cycle is swinging toward Solar Minimum, allowing cosmic rays to return.
Another reason could be the weakening of Earth's magnetic field, which helps protect us from deep-space radiation.
That’s because installers usually take care of everything else, from design to permitting and interconnection, all the way through to a years-long warranty agreement.
Solar installers charge a price based on the peak capacity of your system, measured in watts.