Comments on: Going closer to the sun for solar power http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/13/going-closer-to-the-sun-for-solar-power/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: solar training http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/13/going-closer-to-the-sun-for-solar-power/comment-page-1/#comment-339710 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 10:50:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12623#comment-339710 Sounds like a good idea. As long as they don’t harness the energy into a weapon like in James Bonds Moonraker. I wouldn’t put it past them haha.

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By: SP http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/13/going-closer-to-the-sun-for-solar-power/comment-page-1/#comment-339471 Tue, 12 May 2009 12:18:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12623#comment-339471 I’d like to know more about the science behind this, particularly the transmission of electricity by radio waves. I’m assuming that the process of transmission will bring the comparitive efficiency down significantly below 8-10 times greater than earth-based solar.

Also, assuming it’ll be a geosynchronous satellite, it won’t be able to generate energy 24 hours a day as it will be in the shade almost as often as the land underneath it. I’m not sure how it could work if it wasn’t geosynchronous.

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By: ABC http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/13/going-closer-to-the-sun-for-solar-power/comment-page-1/#comment-339126 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:28:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12623#comment-339126 Sounds great in theory, What happens when other obiting objects intersect with the transmission path? Sounds more like a failed weapon that is being converted for a peaceful use. What if the collector/transmitters are aimed incorrectly and the RF signal bombards something other than the intended receiver station? Say for instance a field of crops.

I agree with Gamini, thought should be given to the millions of artificial objects that are orbiting at 14,000 mph.

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By: Skywalker http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/13/going-closer-to-the-sun-for-solar-power/comment-page-1/#comment-339114 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:17:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12623#comment-339114 Call me when its built.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/13/going-closer-to-the-sun-for-solar-power/comment-page-1/#comment-339113 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:59:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12623#comment-339113 The cost of doing nothing should always be considered in comparison to the cost of doing any number of projects proposed to mitigate a problem. This appears to be an unpopular practice amongst those in positions responsible for determining what public policy will be.

Any project that requires a huge technological leap is precisely the kind of endeavor(s) we should be pursuing. The Manhattan project required the development of all kinds of technical capabilities in order to complete the project. These capabilities allowed us to accomplish other formidable tasks. In the mean time conservation is the bridge to where we need to go.

The unfortunate reality about the Manhattan project is the legacy of nuclear proliferation and the potential for wars that will render the planetary environment uninhabitable. I hope that such lessons of history do not go unheeded when final decisions are made as to what course we will choose in order to meet our energy needs.

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By: Gamini Gunasekera - Mendis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/13/going-closer-to-the-sun-for-solar-power/comment-page-1/#comment-339112 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:13:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12623#comment-339112 Definitely, the space will be one of the next frontier for Solar Power if it is viable and cost effective to maintain when it is needed. And the other thing we all should aware is that the space is becoming a junkyard of all sorts of space and satellite programs. No cleanup program is in their agenda. How many of us has got any notion of the number of unwanted man made objects orbitting over our heads .. ?

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