This book makes the case for Space Solar Power; recounting the history of this fascinating concept and summarizing the many different ways in which it might be accomplished.The book describes in detail a highly promising concept - SPS-ALPHA (Solar Power Satellite by means of Arbitrarily Large Phased Array) - and presents a business case comprising applications in space and markets on Earth. The bo...
Series: The Case for Space Solar Power
Hardcover: 488 pages
Publisher: Virginia Edition Publishing (2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2513745
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If you want to know about Space-based Solar Power - what it is, how it might work and why it is important - this is the book you should read. I should know. I wrote a book on Solar Power Satellites (Springer 2012) and I am the editor of a Journal tha...
how it is possible to begin now with technologies that are already at hand, while developing the more advanced technologies that will be needed to deliver power economically to markets on Earth.The Case for Space Solar Power concludes by laying out a path forward that is both achievable and affordable: within a dozen years or less, the first multi-megawatt pilot plant could be in operation. Getting started could cost less than $10 million over the first 2 years, less than $100 million over the next half dozen years.Given that space solar power would transform our future in space, and might provide a new source of virtually limitless and sustainable energy to markets across the world, the book poses the question, "Why wouldn't we pursue space solar power?"