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Solar Power From Space?

  • Posted by on February 26, 2010 in Energy
  • The Japanese government recently chose a group of companies and research teams who are assigned to achieve this ambition, a dream worth billions of dollars, to produce clean energy in an unlimited amount in the next few decades. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) hopes that the ambitious plans will help ease the country’s energy problems as well as provide a solution for global warming.

    A select group of companies and researchers have been given the task of designing and building the Space Solar Power System (SSPS). The plan is to create a miles-wide array of photovoltaic panels, like the solar panels used on Earth, and place it in a geostationary orbit. Solar rays are at least five times as powerful in space as they are at ground level, allowing the huge panels to gather vast quantities of energy...MORE

    -Tom Chivers (Via Telegraph)





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