Is Solar Energy from Outer Space in Our Future? – Part One: Building a Geosynchronous Solar Power Plant

By Len Rosen Today a state-of-the-art solar panel on Earth can convert between 20 to 30% of the energy it collects from sunlight into electricity. At night solar panels here contribute nothing. But in space with nothing to block the Sun, that same Earth-based solar panel becomes thirteen times more efficient. And that is enough of an incentive to consider solar power from space. Two different approaches..

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