18 May '12, 1am

Space-based Solar Power Systems a Step Closer to Reality

Engineering researchers at the University of Strathclyde’s Institute for Energy & Environment are advancing in their part of a multinational project quest to build a space-based solar energy system that could one day be capable of supplying clean, renewable electricity at scales sufficient to power towns and cities anywhere in the world. A base space platform deemed capable of supporting solar panels that would collect solar energy and equipment to transfer it to earth via microwaves or lasers has already been tested, according to a University of Strathclyde press release . “Space provides a fantastic source for collecting solar power and we have the advantage of being able to gather it regardless of the time of the day or indeed the weather conditions,” commented research team leader Dr. Massimiliano Vasile. “In areas like the Sahara desert where quality solar power can b...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/05/17/space-based-solar-power-...

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