Monday, June 02, 2008

Harvesting Solar Power from Space

In the 1970's a plan was drawn up by NASA for the possibility of orbital sunlight "harvesting", but it was deemed too expensive with a hefty price tag of at least $1 trillion. There was no country in the world that could commit to such a plan. But as we slowly approach an era of cheaper space travel, this cost has been slashed, and the orbital solar energy case file has been re-opened.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Think how many solar farms could have been bought by the Iraq war funds? Even at 1970s prices!