Going Green

Friday, December 7, 2007

Space-Based Solar

This idea has intrigued me for a long time. I previously posted about it here.

The final frontier for solar energy

By Judith Burns
Science producer, BBC News

Scientists are assessing the possibility of embarking on a space engineering project that would eclipse the effort to construct the International Space Station.

Researchers from Europe, Japan and the US are considering the viability of building giant solar panels in a low earth orbit that would supply cheap, inexhaustible energy to industry and homes.

Building a huge array outside the Earth's atmosphere would have...(complete article here).

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