[extropy-chat] Nanoengineered terrestrial solar vs. nanoengineered space solar power

Jay Dugger jay.dugger at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 13:15:15 UTC 2007

You might check NASA's Space Settlement Design Study (available
on-line via Google or del.icio.us/jay.dugger) for descriptions of the
space environment with respect to solar power satellites (SPS).

The following thoughts also come to mind.

Will photovoltaics degrade in-orbit and by what mechanism? Radiation?
Corrosion? Impact?

Do you assume SPS based on photovoltaics? Is that really a good model?
What about using sunlight to heat a working fluid for a generator?

More to follow, when I return from work.

Jay Dugger
Sometimes the delete key serves best.

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