NASA veteran and aerospace entrepreneur John Mankins wants to put a flock of solar power plant in space that could deliver power to anywhere on the planet. But most of the industry thinks it would be too expensive. Mankins shared his vision and some ideas for overcoming the remaining technical challenges with Motherboard.

Story posted at: motherboard.vice.com

  1. Why the increase in regurgitated stories on GigaOM? I used to come here for interesting analysis, now it’s mostly links to other sites. Disappointing…

  2. Bad Plan! These power plants will cause the the same “holes” in the atmosphere that are caused by ozone emissions. These holes are dangerous, allowing deadly UV radiation to hit the Earth’s surface. A much better idea — and cheaper too — would be to install solar panels in places where needed.


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