Monday, December 23, 2019

Scott Snowden - China Plans To Build The World's First Solar Power Station In Space



China plans for the long term.


China is planning to build the world’s first solar power station in space to provide “inexhaustible clean energy” according to a story in Science and Technology Daily, the official newspaper of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.


Pang Zhihao, from the China Academy of Space Technology said that a space solar power system orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 36,000 kilometers could tap the energy of the sun’s rays without disruption from atmospheric conditions or loss of sunlight at night.


They claim to be already testing the technology and intend to build the station by 2050.

Forbes

Scott Snowden - China Plans To Build The World's First Solar Power Station In Space

China wants to put a solar farm in space by 2025



8 comments:

S400 said...

And a cable down to earth.

Calgacus said...

They would send it by microwaves. They attribute it to Peter Glaser in 1968, but don't mention that the Soviet Union had massive plans for this idea. I forget when, but maybe earlier. If we built a space elevator, a Russian idea from before the SU, then we could use a cable. Good that people are thinking big again, another sign that the long neoliberal stagnation is ending.

Kaivey said...

Video added, but it doesn't really say much more except it mentions the microwaves

S400 said...

Cooking will be easier.

Matt Franko said...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/dec/21/donald-trump-launches-space-force-for-worlds-new-war-fighting-domain-video

Yo double triggers!

S400 said...

Those “double triggers” will be as good as those missiles the US is using in Syria.

Bob said...

If the put the Space Force under Navy command, we're toast.

S400 said...

The US better start import those brains that shall build the space force cause their school system can’t deliver it as it never has without importing the brains.
But this time they might not come as they might not like the turd world infrastructure, water led pipes and so on.