Solar Power Space Stations

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 10, 2007 in Science |

A 'sun tower' is one of the concepts being considered by researchers at NASA

If this happens it’s will be because of the hard work that my childhood hero Gerard K. O’Neill was doing back in the 70s:

The final frontier for solar energy

“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 the advantage of having no clouds to interrupt the flow of solar energy to the arrays.”

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