Enrique Dans
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Enrique Dans

Why solar power beamed from space makes sense

IMAGE: Solar disk on top of a low Earth orbit to ground Earth orbit electrically powered space tug
IMAGE: NASA

I first discussed the possibility of building solar power stations in space in November 2020, while the Wikipedia article on the subject describes “several technical hurdles”. Nevertheless, more and more countries are considering allocating significant amounts of money to the development of projects of this type, which generate energy uninterruptedly and send it via radio waves to a station on Earth equipped…

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