Making the Business Case for Space Solar Power
Posted by Coyote on July 8, 2007
People tend to use the cheapest forms of energy. Companies tend to promote whatever has the highest profit margin. Today’s petroleum infrastructure is massive, expensive, well-integrated across the international community and still highly profitable.
So…how do we make the business case for space-based solar power?
We need to keep in mind the sage advice of Machiavelli:
One should keep in mind that there is nothing more difficult to execute, nor more dubious of success than to introduce a new system of things; for he who introduces it has all those who profit fro the old system as his enemies, and he has only lukewarm allies in all those who might profit the new system.