Space Solar: the Future (Part 2)
So if this theory of Skylon rockets would work, and we had enough investments, it would be quite possible to see beaming streams of energy (if energy could be seen) coming down to earth. The abundance of energy would see inventions like we have never seen before. This technology does have a lot of advantages and here are just some of them:
- Almost zero greenhouse gas emissions
- No need to utilize fresh water
- No hazardous waste
- Unlike the solar energy we receive from earth, space solar can operate 24/7 and produce large quantities, as there are no clouds, night-time or wind speeds which affect the generation of power
- We would not be limited by energy and mining precious resources thus countries and businesses can focus their initiatives on other areas
- Everyone will have the opportunity to use power and energy to keep them warm and fed (in perfect economic conditions).
There is really only one disadvantage to space solar is of course the cost and if Skylon above is not feasible what will be feasible to make environmentally friendly energy.
There are other advantages though which would be seen as side-affects, currently almost every single car on earth is powered by petrol made from oil. The shift to move to hybrid and electric cars is increasing but the problem of powering them is still an issue. By having solar power it would enable thousands of energy stations to be opened up (like gas stations) which would charge batteries and they will be able to replace them in electric cars as quickly as topping up your gas tank. Now go one step further if solar power can be wirelessly beamed to earth why not wirelessly beam it directly to cars for powering. You can read more about wireless electricity and how this can change the world.
So looking at all aspects and keep in mind this blog can go on for pages and in so much detail as this concept of solar power is very detailed and years away, however it gives us an opportunity to think how the world is changing and an opportunity think of our own concepts and ideas to change the world.
Coming back to solar power by looking at the feasibility of such technology it is definitively something with which many will occupy their time. Just the idea alone will have many challenges to face and here are just some questions which will be asked. What will happen with coal? What about the oil rich nations? What will happen to the millions of jobs in the energy sector? Who would control the energy? Would every country have its own space solar power plant? What will happen to the mining sector? Will it actually work?
These are just some questions to be addressed but there are thousands more which need to be analyzed and whether this will happen in our life-time or not we will find out but it is a great step forward for our future energy demands and move our world into a sustainable and healthy environment. Even though this blog was in two section it the possibility and feasibility was only briefly discussed, we hope to share more information on new and sustainable energy sources and ways to help promote a green planet
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