RE-Evaluating Satellite Solar Power Systems for Earth

@article{Landis2006REEvaluatingSS,
  title={RE-Evaluating Satellite Solar Power Systems for Earth},
  author={Geoffrey A. Landis},
  journal={2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conference},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={1939-1942}
}
  • G. Landis
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conference
The Solar Power Satellite System is a concept to collect solar power in space, and then transport it to the surface of the Earth by microwave (or possibly laser) beam, where it is converted into electrical power for terrestrial use. The recent increase in energy costs, predictions of the near-term exhaustion of oil, and prominence of possible climate change due to the "greenhouse effect" from burning of fossil fuels has again brought alternative energy sources to public attention, and the time… 

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