09 Apr '12, 4pm

Proposed satellite would beam solar power to Earth

Proposed satellite would beam solar power to Earth

FROM SPACE TO THE EARTH: Space-based energy factory — the Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large PHased Array. (Image: John Mankins) PASADENA, Calif. — An energy-hungry Earth is in need of transformational and sustainable energy solutions, experts say. For decades, researchers have been appraising the use of power-beaming solar-power satellites . But the projected cost, complexity and energy economics of the notion seemingly short-circuited the idea. Now, a unique new approach has entered the scene, dubbed SPS-ALPHA, short for Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large PHased Array. The leader of the concept is John Mankins of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions of Santa Maria, Calif. Mankins provided a detailed overview of the power-beaming concept during the 2012 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts meeting on March 27-29. [Video: Beaming Power From Space ] The NI...

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