Why the Future of Solar Power Is from Space

“Over seven decades ago in 1941, Isaac Asimov wrote a short story, “Reason” (PDF), in which energycaptured from the sun was transmitted via microwave beams to nearby planets from a space station. Flash forward to today, scientists are looking to make that very science fiction dream a reality for Earth.

There has been tremendous research on space-based solar power (SBSP) or space solar power (SSP) since the mid 20th century. Here is a great timeline of the various international studies and projects related to SBSP…”