A Basic Understanding Of How Solar Energy And Solar Panels Work

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The Spirit Buses operate beginning approximately at 7:00AM to 12:00AM on Monday through Fridays and from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays (Transit). According to the “Facts and Questions” page found on the Aggie Transportation website, the buses run on diesel fuel, which is comprised of the fossil fuels that are draining every day. For daily operations, about 2,350 gallons of diesel fuel is used by these buses, each costing about $65.00 per hour to operate. Yearly, this calculates consuming 857,750 gallons of diesel fuel as well paying $45,552,000.00 for operation (Transit). Methods With the approval of the Texas A&M Transportation Services, we would perform the following tasks to determine the best course of action for incorporating solar panels onto the Aggie Spirit buses. 1. Form a basic understanding of pollution and consummation of fossil fuels caused by the transportation (the Aggie Spirit Buses) 2. Form a basic understanding of how solar energy and solar panels work 3. Creating a time-table for the project 4. Install the solar panels onto one bus to use as the test bus 5. Install solar panels onto all of the Aggie Spirit buses 6. Analyze the results of the project 7. Provide resolutions to potential counter-arguments (Included in the Results section) 8. Task 1. Form a basic understanding of pollution and consummation of fossil fuels One of the conflicts that this project wishes to resolve is the contribution to pollution. Pollution is the term that

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