[ExI] pentagon wants orbiting solar power stations

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Oct 13 12:48:25 UTC 2007

On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 07:37:36PM -0700, Spike wrote:

> ...According to the report, "a single kilometer-wide band of geosynchronous
> earth orbit experiences enough solar flux in one year to nearly equal the
> amount of energy contained within all known recoverable conventional oil
> reserves on Earth today."
> http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,301479,00.html

IIRC 0.0001 of total insolation on Earth surface is enough to 
cover humanity's current energy needs.

You don't need to launch your house into space, it can
stay right where it is.


Plenty of links there.

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