[ExI] cure for global warming
atymes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 23:11:50 UTC 2010
On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Given only a modest improvement over WW II Liberty ship production
> rates (tons per hour) 1000 people could assemble 200 GW of power sats
> per year. Sold at only $1.6 B per GW (a small fraction of nuclear
> costs) that's a revenue stream of $320 B per year against a lift cost
> (the major factor) of $100 B. On the basis of a ten year return on
> capital, $1.6 B/GW is 2 cents per kWh.
If you have that much capital floating around, why not just make an
all-automated factory to do the assembly? Reduce the per-sat costs
to not much more than raw materials & launch.
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