Tag Archives: Solar Power in Space

Elon Musk Considering Using Solar Reflectors On Mars

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk is considering solar power instead of nukes to warm up Mars. The Red Planet has long been a potential spot for a space colony. While nuking Mars is a headline-maker, there is some science behind the concept of warming Mars. In 2006, University of Arizona undergrad Rigel Woida won […]

A Solar Power Station in Space?

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China is planning to build the world’s first solar power station in space to provide “inexhaustible clean energy” according to a story in Science and Technology Daily, the official newspaper of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. They claim to be already testing the technology and intend to build the station by 2050. Xie Gengxin, deputy head of the Chongqing Collaborative Innovation […]