Professor Murphy evaluates solar power from space and the giant hurdles such a scheme would face. On balance, he doesn't expect to see this technology escape the realm of fantasy and find a place in our world. The expense and difficulty are incommensurate with the gains.
Photo: Public domain, Sandia Labs The Search Giant is Working on Cheaper Mirrors Solar thermal power has a bright future (ha!), but at the moment the biggest hurdle in the way of wider adoption is capital cost. All those mirrors cos... Read Post
This isn't an intro on solar power technology. I'm sure you can find that over on Wikipedia. This is a quick intro on some of the top topics of concern to those who want to see us cruise into a bright future, not stumble and crash i... Read Post