[ExI] Thoughts on Space based solar power

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Thu Nov 20 00:17:39 UTC 2008

At 12:45 PM 11/19/2008, you wrote:

>--- On Wed, 11/19/08, hkhenson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
> > From: hkhenson <hkhenson at rogers.com>
> > Subject: Re: [ExI] Thoughts on Space based solar power
> > To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> > Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 9:46 AM
> > It it is possible to get back on topic here, does the
> > proposed legislation terms do what I want, which is to make
> > a space based solar power project world wide?
> >
> > Keith
>Are you sure that "price fixing" solar power is better than 
>carbon-taxing oil and coal to the point where solar is cheaper 
>anyway? Also shouldn't *all* solar power technology be excempted 
>from ITAR, not just space-based ones?

It's for a very limited amount of power, probably no more than 10 GW 
even if every major company in the world joined in.  After the first 
few, the price of space based solar should fall like a stone.

And as far as I know, no other solar power is subjected to ITAR.

ITAR regulations are insane.


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