10-Minute Introduction to Space Solar Power

Creative Visualizations of Space Solar Power. The videos below, totaling 10 minutes, are student productions that have been professionally mentored and peer-reviewed at Ohio University and presented at the National Space Society International Space Development Conference in San Diego in May 2013.

Sol Invictus: The Unconquered Sun – Introduction.

Sol Invictus: The Unconquered Sun – SunSats.

Sol Invictus: The Unconquered Sun – Conclusion.

Electricity is one of the most flexible, cost effective and non-polluting sources of power at the point of use. Energy from Space will be key to achieving and sustaining universal access to this form of power, since all known energy supplies on Earth will be insufficient to keep up with projected world demand for electricity

About 80% of our current energy supply is in the form of fossil fuels. Greater diversification and augmentation of energy sources is needed. To protect our planet, our long-term goal must be to find alternative energy supplies that are clean, renewable, affordable, and available to everyone. Guaranteed access to non-polluting energy is a controlling variable for local and national security, economic and social development and a good quality of life for everyone. Thus, as citizens of Planet Earth, we are fortunate that solar power satellites can now be used to reach up and harvest the abundant energy that is available just outside Earth’s atmosphere.

For more information visit Ohio University’s Online Journal of Space Communication.

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One Response to 10-Minute Introduction to Space Solar Power

  1. Robert Sugg says:

    These short vids are cool. SSP goes forward hopefully into a new generation with broad-stated vision, accessible higher education, less gridlock in government, public and private investment, international involvement, balanced political TV and radio, environmental stewardship, and a few cold beers. An improbable Inverted Pyramid of priorities, if you will. Search the St. Pete Pier and you will see jutting into Tampa Bay just such a large public-private inverted pyramid that served its city and wildlife well for 40 years, closing on 5/31/13. It was built in 1973, the year Peter Glaser secured the patent for the sunsat.

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