Tue 20 Feb 2007
I was watching a documentary on TV about the moon and I was impressed with the plans or project drafs they have for the moon.
One of the things that caught my eye was Lunar Solar Power. This is not anything new, but I just became aware of it.
Everyone knows that the consumption of electrical power is on the rise and unless we find a viable alternative solution to fossil fuels, we will ultimately run out of it.
The solution presented was Lunar Solar Power. Why? Because the moon has excellent conditions for Solar Power. The idea would be to install Solar panels on the moon, and transmit the collected power to earth through microwaves to receivers at sites located worldwide. Each receiver would supply commercial power to a given region. Such a receiver, called a rectenna, would consist of a large field of small rectifying antennas. Unlike sunlight, microwaves pass through rain, clouds, dust, and smoke. Power can be supplied to the rectenna at night Several thousand individual rectennas strategically located around the globe.
To enrich your knowledge about this you can start reading the following paper:
- Lunar Solar Power Generation