Space Solar Power - A Green, Economical Solution?Submitted by Bob-45 on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 16:22
[NOTE: NASA proposed a much better way to do this in the 1990s, provided we discovered water on the Moon.
Recently, we have discovered water is quite plentiful there.]
Japanese scientists seek to harness solar power in space
Japanese scientists are to explore how to generate solar power from space using satellites.
Japanese scientists are to explore how to generate solar power from space using satellites Photo: ALAMY
By Danielle Demetriou in Tokyo 7:00AM GMT 24 Jan 2011 8 Comments
The study, to be launched this spring, will focus on generating electricity from sunlight in space, converting the power into microwaves and sending them back to earth.