Power Grids May Need Modernization to Take SBSP!
Posted by Coyote on August 29, 2008
It is critical for business case developers and architectural designers to consider how we will feed the energy provided by space-based solar power satellites from the rectifying antenna on the ground into the existing power grids. Wind power is already having a major problem within this.
Our friend, starbase202, sent me this interesting article that describes the problem. It comes from the New York Times online: (please disregard shots taken at political figures in the article–that’s not our aim here)
This is something we clearly need to keep in mind as we pursue space-based solar power.
Does this make space-based solar power measurably more difficult?