Space-Based Solar Power Roundup

This well-done video presents a number of different space-based solar power ideas.

Science fiction writers have been way out ahead on this topic!

In his 1931 story Power Planet, Murray Leinster detailed the idea of a Power Planet, a very large satellite used to gather solar energy and beam it back to Earth.

Fans of Golden Age sf also recall with fondness the Near-Space Solar Energy Collectors from Olaf Stapledon's 1937 novel Star Maker and the Solar Energy Beam from Clifford Simak's 1941 story Masquerade. And don't miss the solar station from Isaac Asmov's 1941 story Reason.

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