2 June 2008

Space-Based Solar Power

Posted by Ryan Anderson

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the idea of space based solar power? It’s totally awesome: you launch solar panels into geosynchronous orbit, where they are always illuminated by the sun, and they beam the energy down to receiving stations on the Earth. Sure, it costs a lot to set up, but the result is essentially unlimited free power, beamed anywhere you want it.

Apparently China and India are showing renewed interest in this idea, as is the Pentagon. Universe today has an article with more details, and they reference this CNN article.