Space.com has an interesting article today about solar satellite power (SSP). In a nutshell, put satellites around the earth that collect sunlight and convert it to microwaves. Beam the microwaves down to the surface and convert the energy to electricity. The technology behind it has already been proven, and for the cowering pussies out there it’s even terrorist-proof (at least until Osama learns how to fly Saturn-V’s). It would cost a lot to start up, but the benefits are enormous, and it would even give us a jump start on moon colonization.
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