If you placed solar cells on a tidally locked planet without an atmosphere, would it matter where you placed them? (equator or termination line)

What a great question.

As someone with experience with installing solar panels, the panels should be ideally pointed at the sun, obviously.

You specify a tidally locked planet (not moon, like Earth’s Moon), and so the idea would be your planet would have no atmosphere and tidally locked with it’s star.

Then as long as there weren’t obstructions like mountains and hills, it would not matter where on the planet you placed the solar collectors as long as they pointed directly at the star (or sun) since no atmosphere would be there to filter the light.

Let's hear what you have to say. Write a comment.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: