31 May '11, 6pm

Japanese Company Eyes Building 6,800 Mile Solar Array On Moon, Constructed By Robots #environment via @jaymiheimbuch

Photo by Mr. Objective via Flickr CC It's baaaaaaack. After the quake in Japan, everyone has their eyes on how renewable energy that is far safer than nuclear and coal might be scaled up to power our cities. And that includes going back to some rather ludicrous ideas like the Luna Ring. It's an idea we talked about last year, and now The Daily Mail reports that a Japanese company figures the best thing to do is take advantage of the empty landscape of the moon to set up solar arrays and beam the energy back down to earth. The Daily Mail reports that Shimizu Corporation announced the idea for a project that would provide 13,000 terawatts of energy for Earth, beamed back by either laser or microwave. The array, which would consist of a 6,800 mile belt wrapping around the moon, would be built almost exclusively by robots. It would also eliminate issues of inefficiency due to ...

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