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Lunar Solar Power: Pipe Dream or Salvation in a Beam?: Many of science’s biggest ideas start out as fantasies,

Lunar Solar Power: Pipe Dream or Salvation in a Beam?: Many of science’s biggest ideas start out as fantasies,

How do we pay for it? Budgeting is the great constraint in most of life’s dreams, but especially in the realm of space exploration. This scheme would naturally involve huge upfront expenditures – but if successful, it would not only pay for itself, it would revolutionize the entire economy . How do we transport the energy back to Earth? Having to ferry some kind of physical energy storage back and forth would defeat the purpose, and be dangerous and expensive. The focus has been on wireless power transmission via laser or, more likely, microwave beam , down to receptor sites on Earth. This would pose its own safety and environmental concerns, which may be quite doable, but the technology remains largely theoretical.

Full article: http://sustainablog.org/2012/07/lunar-solar-power-pipe-dr...

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