Solar energy is practically unlimited. The problems that we encounter while harvesting solar energy are that sufficient arrays for our needs take up a great deal of space, are dependent on good weather, and there are potential consequences of absorbing so much energy before it reaches the ground. Cooling an area may affect the ecology. A solution may exist, though, in space.
A vast solar collector in space, perhaps even hundreds km across, would be hardly noticeable. It… Continue
Posted on April 5, 2010 at 12:44pm