PG&E is seeking approval from state regulators for a power purchase agreement with Solaren Corp., a Southern California company that has contracted to deliver 200 megawatts of clean, renewable power over a 15 year period.
Solaren says it plans to generate the power using solar panels in earth orbit, then convert it to radio frequency energy for transmission to a receiving station in Fresno County.
This is an important day for the future of space development. Space solar power is being taken seriously. Once the sale contract gets approved it will open the door to funding of a solar power satellite.