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Sourcing energy from space
Jaymin Gajjar & Saptak Ghosh, March 7, 2017,
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effective An illustration of the concept of space-based solar power.  photo credit: www.bit.ly/2m1Qxei
Renewable energy sources have been championed as the future of energy in the past decade owing to serious threats posed to the planet’s sustenance by climate change and contributing factors such as fossil fuels. In efforts to make the transition from conventional fossil fuels to renewable energy, innovative applications such as tandem solar cells, two-bladed wind turbines, hydrogen-based fuel cells etc are being developed. Space-based solar power (SBSP) is another such application that has been gaining traction now.

(The authors are with Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bengaluru)


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