Is Space Solar Power a Game Changer?

Will Space-Based Solar Power Finally See the Light of Day?
Scientific American

SBSP could, according to energy experts, provide constant, pollution-free power—unlike intermittent wind and cloud cover–sensitive ground-based solar, and without the emissions of fossil fuels or radioactive waste from nuclear power. “[SBSP] is a disruptive technology [in that] it could change the whole energy equation,” says Frederick Best, director of the Center for Space Power (CSP) at Texas A&M University in College Station, Tex.

(more…)

Space Energy Aims at Producing…Space Energy

New Company Looks to Produce Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade
Universe Today

The concept and even some of the hardware for harnessing energy from the sun with orbiting solar arrays has been around for some time. But the biggest challenge for making the concept a reality, says entrepreneur Peter Sage of Space Energy, Inc., is that SBSP has never been commercially viable.

(more…)