Thursday, June 3, 2010

Space based solar energy

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=aJ529lsdk9HI

www.bloomberg.com
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and IHI Corp. will join a 2 trillion yen ($21 billion) Japanese project intending to build a giant solar-power generator in space within three decades and beam electricity to earth.
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Thomas Henry Culhane
Thomas Henry Culhane
In India we stayed with one of the men who is working with his government on a similar project. The U.S. has done feasibility studies for years but backed out because of cost. So we will be leapfrogged by the Japanese and Indians. No matter, it is a globalized world. Don't worry about the microwaves -- James Bond movies notwithstanding this is no "death ray" technology and will be many times safer than existing energy sources (oil, coal, nuclear). It is a great thing in my opinion.

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