[ExI] Obama Transition Team Examining Space Solar Power

ben benboc at lineone.net
Mon Dec 29 11:58:39 UTC 2008

"Kevin H" <kevin.l.holmes at gmail.com> Says:

> Ben, I think one way to evaluate this is to compare this with SPS's
> on a technology readiness scale ( 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_Readiness_Level). I think
> that's what a lot of these discussions come to. You're not going to
> convince anyone with a sound theory without a demonstration first.
> I'd put space solar power at a level 5. I think all of the components
> have been demonstrated to work in relevant environments, but it's
> still lacking a working prototype. Is there a prototype Polywell
> reactor?

Several prototype models have been built, see the Wiki article for 
details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywell

Ben Zaiboc

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