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The CASSIOPeiA Solar Power Satellite: Dispatchable Green Energy from Space

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For many years, Space-Based Solar Power has often been considered as science fiction – while remaining largely unknown as a real concept to the majority, even to those very familiar with other sources of renewable energy. Since the first detailed NASA /DoE reports from the late 1970’s and early 80’s, studies have repeatedly shown its technical feasibility and significant benefits, but at a historically prohibitive cost.

The three greatest challenges facing humanity are climate change, sustainability and resource depletion – all having their roots in how we produce and distribute energy. Despite assurances that wind and terrestrial solar are cheaper than coal, oil and gas, we are still reliant on the ability of fossil fuels to supply as much power as we need, at the time and place where we need it.

With the advent of new renewable launch vehicles, the CASSIO PeiA Solar Power Satellite leads the economic case for providing affordable, safe, clean, on-demand power to anywhere on (or off) our planet, at a timeframe and scale which could significantly contribute to the goal of net-zero.

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This talk is part of the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) series.

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