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The future, and fantasy, of space solar power

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.
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Google Develops a Cheaper Mirror for Solar Thermal, Could Cut Cost in Half

Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger (4 years ago)

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Solar Power Intro & 3 Key Solar Power Points (+ Top Solar Power News)

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (3 years ago)

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Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (last year)

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