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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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Leapfrog Technologies for a Sustainable Future

Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger (5 years ago)

Image credit: Good Solar power technology may not be the panacea for the world's energy illness, but that does not mean it is useless. Indeed, as Good writes, solar power is a powerful driver of leapfrog technologies....Read the ful... Read Post

Largest Solar Power Plant In World Nears Completion In Abu Dhabi

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (2 years ago)

  The largest single-unit solar power plant in the world is expected to be completed by the end of 2012 and officially open in the first quarter of 2013, solar power giant Masdar has announced. Shams 1 will have a generation capacit... Read Post

Is Concentrating Solar Power The Technology That Saves Humanity?

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (last year)

Concentrating solar power could unlock America’s clean energy future and boost solar from intermittent contributor to baseload generator – if we clear the regulatory, technological, and financial hurdles standing in the way, says a ... Read Post


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