Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Official: California to Get Space-Based Solar Power

California Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan for local utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to buy space-based solar power from Solaren Corp. As part of the contract, PG&E will purchase 1,700 gigawatt hours each year for 15 years. That's enough to generate power for thousands of homes.

The bottom line is ...

Space-based solar power has the advantage of being available 24/7, unlike ground-based solar panels that only work during the day.

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