SOLAR POWER ARRAY COULD ORBIT EARTH: 
The U.S. Navy has a solar power plan that’s literally out of this world. They are hoping to construct an orbiting solar array in space that spans nine football fields!  
by Alyssa Danigelis
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory spacecraft engineer Paul Jaffe is working on solar modules intended to be launched into space one at a time. Then robots would assemble them into an enormous array that converts solar energy into a radio frequency that gets beamed to receivers on Earth. Hat tip Inhabitat.
The U.S. Navy is serious about finding efficient ways to power military installations, especially in remote areas. Being able to receive power from space would help keep operations covert. The U.S. Naval Research Lab is saying the array could power a whole city, too…
Read more about this project: Discovery News

SOLAR POWER ARRAY COULD ORBIT EARTH:

The U.S. Navy has a solar power plan that’s literally out of this world. They are hoping to construct an orbiting solar array in space that spans nine football fields! 

by Alyssa Danigelis

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory spacecraft engineer Paul Jaffe is working on solar modules intended to be launched into space one at a time. Then robots would assemble them into an enormous array that converts solar energy into a radio frequency that gets beamed to receivers on Earth. Hat tip Inhabitat.

The U.S. Navy is serious about finding efficient ways to power military installations, especially in remote areas. Being able to receive power from space would help keep operations covert. The U.S. Naval Research Lab is saying the array could power a whole city, too…

Read more about this project: Discovery News

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    Discovery News, via rhamphotheca SOLAR POWER ARRAY COULD ORBIT EARTH: The U.S. Navy has a solar power plan that’s...
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    Imagine though if this could also be applied to the average society. Or at least the parts of our society that needs...
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    this is so cool, but for the military? fuck that. get your priorities straight
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