Rising energy costs slow the economy through higher food, transportation and goods costs. Growing global demand for energy to keep our world running results in a heavier environmental footprint, as we are forced to environmentally and financially more challenging fossil fuels. Transitioning energy production to the sun is the best way to cleanly repower planet Earth. Nuclear power and other alternatives are unable to shoulder the massive need we have for clean, safe, baseload energy. We must add Space Solar Power (SSP), our best energy alternative, to our energy mix.
SSP is a simple idea (pictured above). By collecting the sun's energy in high orbit, almost ten times as much energy - better, cleaner, baseload (24/7) energy - can be collected compared to photovoltaic collectors on the ground. Wireless Power Transfer would gently beam the power to large, nearly transparent antennas that would collect it on the ground, which could support growing crops underneath. SSP generates almost no CO2. We have thousands of satellites in orbit now - so we understand most of the technology. Japan's USEF consortium has a $2 Trillion yen project to build a prototype SSP satellite by 2025.
The best pathway to initiating SSP construction is a public/private corporation chartered by Congress. Sunsat Corp would be modeled on Comsat Corp, a previous public/private corporation, chartered by Congress in 1962. Comsat created our very successful global communications satellite industry. Sunsat would create a power satellite industry.
Join us in helping to fund our educational and technical efforts. Help us move beyond fossil fuels, by plugging directly into our Sun - that clean reliable nuclear powerplant 92 million miles away. Sign up for our newsletter, donate to this work, get plugged-in. Learn about the Sunsat Act and the energy transformation we need! The newsletter shows our SSP workshops and other activities near you. Help make a real difference as we rebuild our energy and economy-- Develop a FIRST TeleRobotics Mission with Challenger Centers and High School kids
- Attend Mich Tech's workshop on SSP technologies this year!
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