Why Should We Launch Solar Panels Into Space?

Monday, August 8, 2016

To solve the energy crisis currently facing the world, one Japanese space firm is aiming to launch a giant solar panel into space! While this would cost a lot of money, the solar panel would generate capture a ton of energy from the sun! Trace explains how this solar panel in space would be better than any other panel on Earth.

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China wants to become the world’s leading producer of solar energy and is investing massively in solar panels that now cover huge swathes of desert.

The nation is the biggest market for solar energy in the world and “home to most of the largest panel manufacturers”:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/china-idles-solar-power-for-first-time-amid-grid-congestion.

When completed, the Gao Tai solar park will cover 319 square kilometres – that’s three times the size of Paris, or 80 00…
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  1. Shaun says:

    is a solar cell more affective at collecting the photons in space because its less impeded by other gas molecules in the layers ?

    and… would different types of gases that the photon pass through have a potive or negative effect on the waves ability to react with a solar cell?
     I have no idea, which his why i ask.

  2. Margert Reisenbeck says:

    The best instruction is on InpliX website.

  3. Ewan Fuller says:

    This would damage the atmosphere, the biosphere and most likely cause quite a bit of cancer from the microwaves. I'm starting to think that Dnews is a biased big sack of bullshit since they only talked about transgenetic crops in a positive way when they did do a video on it.

  4. quinto190 says:

    The atmosphere is full of floating microorganisms, insects, plant seeds and spores and the occasional bird. Those beams are likely to wipe out a large part of them. I suggest to put those solar panels on the ground…

  5. joe biden says:

    People should live in space with solar power.

  6. Michael Fasher says:

    It might be viable when they get a space elevator working, the start up cost is a bit over the top.

  7. GoogleHelpYou says:

    It is more logically to place solar panel on desert. Desert have a large amount of land space and doesn't have cloud coverage

  8. Margret Franckenberger says:

    Im using inplix instructions to make it and I do it already :)

  9. gerard bain says:

    This would be the first step in our species becoming a level civilisation on the Kardeshev scale. I hope not only governments participate in this initiative; but cooperations also.

  10. triplebackspace says:

    With researchers claiming to soon be able to produce a fusion reactor , would it not be wiser to put a trillion dollars into its production ?

  11. Kevron Rees says:

    $1 trillion is enough to put a modest size ($8k) solar array on every household in the US (123.2 million households).

    Space solar is a waste of money.

  12. trukkstop1 says:

    Is there any concern about damaging the Earth's atmosphere by beaming all this energy through the atmosphere?  A single space-based solar collector generates the energy equivalent of a nuclear power plant, according to this video.  This energy is beamed through the Earth's atmosphere as microwave radiation, and some of this energy will be lost in the form of heat transmitted to the atmosphere.

    Also, parts of the atmosphere are "ionized", and might interact with such beamed energy (google the "HAARP" array which uses electromagnetic radiation to effect the Ionosphere).  Could beaming vast amounts of microwave energy through Earth's atmosphere cause trouble?

    So if we end up with hundreds or thousands of these spaced-based solar collectors, will this have any adverse effect on Earth's atmosphere?  We already have enough worries about Global Warming.  I don't have the science background to answer these questions, so I'm just speculating.

  13. John West says:

    UN can put all their monies together.

  14. Citizen20 Twenty says:

    This is idiotic.
    Just take the trillion dollars and use it to build (a lot more) solar farms on earth. Given launch costs and efficiency losses, you'd produce much more power will less emissions (no emissions from launch or rocket manufacture).

  15. CrossoverManiac says:

    Putting a trillion dollar power plant to replace a nuclear reactor worth 2 or 3 billion?  Trendy environmentalist logic.will leave us in the dark.  At least the early proponents of space solar power was smart enough to manufacture photovoltaic cells in space and avoid most of the high launch cost. What's really grating is that nuclear can be more environmentally friendly than solar. The manufacture of photovoltaic cells and mining operations for material producing a lot of toxic material. Unlike nuclear waste that will decay over time, these toxic substances stay toxic forever. Also, nuclear waste can burned as fuel for breeder and molten salt reactors.

  16. Biomimetic Innovations Inc says:

    my only hang up is : the microwaves would kill birds in flight. just as the solar array plants in the desert kill fly by birds. 

  17. Jennifer Jackson says:

    They could send it to the moon. It would be cheaper and since the moon doesn't have an atmosphere we won't have to worry about the dark. It would probably have to be able to move though like rovers.

  18. barn owl says:

    Also, a space-based microwave beam could cause damage if accidentally (or intentionally) directed at a populated area, could it not?

  19. TastyTarco says:

    Putting that in space would be good because it would replace the nuclear power plant and that would reduce the nuclear waste BUT in space, the solar panel will be same as a space junk…

  20. Roman Soiko says:


  21. Wayne Johnson says:

    1/2 capacity? Why not mine bitcoins there?

  22. Keli Wellington says:

    I've found great handbooks on InpliX website. Great solutions for everyone I think

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