Author Topic: Clean Energy from the Moon?  (Read 1556 times)

Geoff

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Clean Energy from the Moon?
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:52:51 am »
A Japanese company is proposing to install a ring of solar power cells along the Moon's equator which will beam energy back to the Earth.

Japanese company proposes to build solar power cells on the Moon

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In order to do this they will beam microwave and laser energy to giant energy conversion facilities on Earth. These beams will travel to semiconductors and inverters which will convert that energy to clean electricity to the grid that will power households, businesses and factories.

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Re: Clean Energy from the Moon?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 02:15:18 pm »
Never be done because of potential military use.  Same problem for any beamed power from space.