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by Clifford Simak

Intriguing story set on Mercury; how can human beings gather solar power into their enormous photocells and then beam it across the solar system, and not run afoul of the locals?

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Solar Power Satellites Urged By Pentagon
   Scientists first speculated on this method in the 1960's, but Clifford Simak thought about it much earlier.

Solar Satellites Beam Back Energy
   This is really a great idea, but I can only go back to 1941 for the earliest kind of reference. Anybody earlier?

SolarEn To Sell Satellite Solar Power
   This idea has been kicked around by sf authors for several generations. Has the time for SBSP (space-based solar power) finally come?

Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array
   'This was really free power, easy power, plentiful power.'

Shimuzu Luna Ring Solar Power Project
   'This was really free power... Power carried across millions of miles on Addison's tight-beam principle.'- Clifford Simak, 1941.

China Plans Orbiting Solar Power Station
   'Our beams feed these worlds energy drawn from... the Sun.'- Isaac Asimov, 1941. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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TytoCare Offers Futuristic Home Care
re: EM Forster

Powdered Regolith Propulsion
re: Arthur C. Clarke

Ford's SafeCap, Opposite Of Niven and Barnes' Napcap
re: Niven and Barnes

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