Space Based Solar Power – Alternative Energy Solution

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FACT: There aren’t enough resources on this planet to sustain continued human growth and increasing quality of life.

FACT: If we want to avoid catastrophic war, suffering, and global shortages of energy, we need to start looking to space seriously for solutions.

Space Based Solar Power is the first step.

Music – “Pulse” by Yoko Kanno

I encourage everyone, after watching this video (and before posting a comment) to google Space Based Solar Power. Here are some good starting points, they have more information (and are likely more accurate) than I could hope to provide:

http://www.nss.org/settlement/ssp/library/nsso.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_satellite

Personal thoughts on this Space Based Solar Power… the main issue I find quite hard to imagine doing in current day technology is working on the transport of the energy. I guess we are halfway there after Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen helped fund the Spaceship One by Scaled Composites. That is like Star Trek technology already and if that can be perfected in the soonest possible time, then the next step is carrying tons of some type of battery storage cells to store this potential energy. The amount carried into earth should be way in excess of the fuel consumed to even get to the solar power harvesting station in space, otherwise this would not be economical.

Now while we are not there yet and this is a long term goal that we should all start working on in what ever way we can. But while we are not there yet and is working on it, the of power of today is still a problem of equal importance.

8 thoughts on “Space Based Solar Power – Alternative Energy Solution”

  1. Ran across you in a community at mybloglog and linked over here. Interesting idea about looking to space. The sad fact is that there are more people walking around right now than have ever died in history, and in 40 years the population will double to 12 Billion people and in 80 years, we’ll have 24 Billion people on this planet. (We have 6 Billion now)

    This planet cant even feed, cloth and house 6 Billion. There is no way that 24 Billion are ever going to survive.

    Thanks for the article!

    Adam
    http://www.twilightearth.com

  2. All right, here is some keyword for your global warming :)

    I think global warming is never been so hot today.
    Back in my tropical country, people are dying for water. Climate change has force everyone to look for renewable source of energy. So maybe, the idea of solar power to generate electricity and powering water station is a good solution for now.

  3. “There aren’t enough resources on this planet to sustain continued human growth and increasing quality of life”

    This is simply not true. It’s only a matter of getting the resources to where they need to be. Greedy governments just need to get out of the way and quit playing politics with DDT.

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