The Engineer: Expert Q&A: Space-Based Solar Power

In the latest ‘The Engineer’ Q&A feature an expert panel discusses the development of space-based solar farms that beam clean energy back to earth

As the push for a carbon free planet becomes ever more urgent, global interest in space based solar power (SBSP) – a concept that promises a limitless, uninterruptable supply of renewable energy – is gathering pace. ‘The Engineer’ asked a number of researchers and engineers at the forefront of this fascinating area about the potential of the concept, progress on the key underpinning technologies, and what – in their view – the key technical challenges are to making it a reality.

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