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Is this still being worked on, and also how many people knew that in March 89 that the Nuke plant in N.J was effected and damaged by the geomagnetic storm? I can't remember that hitting the news.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/sci...larshield/

I have to wonder if this is in use now? Or if they are still building it and working on it.
I remember that blackout. I think the solar shield never made it past the concept phase. For gods sake, the power grid hasn't even been upgraded..
That is what I am afraid of. Its most likely just planning and not really trying then if something bad really happens the SHTF.
Agreed. This is a real problem for sure.

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Hey guys, I have a question for you. Will a solar flare effect a solar powered generator and it's internal parts? Looking at buying one and was wondering about that. Thanks
Possible... But it would need to be a mega doozie. Emp level. The electronic switches are the most vulnerable. The panels and batteries should be fine. If your system has electric switch or a an electronic metering system in the circuit, it could go down. It likely would be temporary. If there are fuses in the system, keep some extras handy.

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(03-09-2011 07:33 PM)12gaugeangel Wrote: [ -> ]Possible... But it would need to be a mega doozie. Emp level. The electronic switches are the most vulnerable. The panels and batteries should be fine. If your system has electric switch or a an electronic metering system in the circuit, it could go down. It likely would be temporary. If there are fuses in the system, keep some extras handy.

Thanks 12gaugeangel'
(03-09-2011 07:26 PM)Guest Wrote: [ -> ]Hey guys, I have a question for you. Will a solar flare effect a solar powered generator and it's internal parts? Looking at buying one and was wondering about that. Thanks

I work for a Solar Company here in N.J. and the inverters we use for our solar systems have an auto shut down feature if there happens to be a power surge of any sort. It will monitor the power levels coming to the inverter and when they level off it will wait 5 minutes before going back online.
As for the N.J. nuclear plant being hit by a geo storm, I can only think of one. Oyster Creek in Lacey, N.J. We have had so many problem with it. I can remember once it received 212 citations for safety/repair and it was allowed to go back online without addressing any of them. I can also recall a few years ago of a massive fish kill when it released super heated water into the lake it takes water from to cool the cores in the plant. At least that was the official story.
That is what gets me is that when there are problems with the plants, they brush it under the rug. Seems to me they would want to fix it before the whole place blows. Harris Nuke plant had a problem about 6 months ago and all of the alarms went off, but they said it was just a steam leak, 2 days of the horns blowing and yet no evacuations. It did make all of us uneasy.
why would you post this when you already saw it? not new.
come on ohoh7?
Well maybe some people have not seen it before, did that ever occur to you. I have to say that some of the things you are saying are repeated are new to me, and to others, so believe me just because you get around doesn't mean all of us do.
it doesnt make you`re stories news.
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