Thursday, March 24, 2011

Space Solar Energy

The Race For Space Solar Energy

An artist's rendering shows a space-based solar power generator harvesting energy from the sun for uses on Earth. In contrast to power from terrestrial solar power stations, space solar power would flow continuously to a power grid independent of the season, weather or location. Some scientists say such orbiting mega-satellites could be a source of clean, reliable energy. Image/NASA

Mar 23rd, 2011 - The failures of the General Electric nuclear reactors in Japan to safely shut down during the 9.0 Tahoku earthquake, following in the wake of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the deadly methane gas explosion in Massey’s West Virginia coal mine, conclusively demonstrate the grave dangers to human society posed by current energy production methods.

The radiation plume from melting reactor cores and the smoke of burning spent fuel rods threaten the lives of the unborn; yet, they point in the direction of the only logical alternative to these failed policies – the generation of an inexhaustible, safe, pollution-free supply of energy from outer space. {continued}

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