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Solar Power Satellite

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Solar Power Satellite by U.S. House of Representatives
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In the quest for new and inexhaustible sources of energy, solar energy has become a promising contender. However, several factors prevent solar energy from falling freely into the Earth's surface, leading to the concept of collecting solar energy in space and beaming the energy to receiving units on the ground. Studies to date have not identified any barriers with regard to technical feasibility, and discussions with a number of respected scientists were told there are no scientific breakthroughs required. Yet solar power satellites do represent very large engineering endeavor. There are serious technical, environmental, economic, and other issues which require technology verification for resolution. These 1979 Congressional hearings presented a wealth of information from technical societies, cognizant Federal agencies, environmental groups, and the originator of the concept.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University Press of the Pacific
Pages
352
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9781410217004
Product ID
2242570

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