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Published:October 1997
Author:
  • Martin I Hoffert
  • Seth D Potter
Origin:Extracted from "Solar Power Satellites: A Space Energy System for Earth", edited by Peter Glaser
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Abstract:

In outer space, the sun always shines brightly. No clouds block the solar rays, and there is no nighttime. Solar collectors mounted on an orbiting satellite would thus generate power 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. If this power could be relayed to earth, then the world's energy problems might be solved forever.

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