Mark did you see this guy?
Cycling Dude his political affiliation is similar to yours. Great Blogger / writer
This Sun thing has really gotten my curiosity up. It could really be the answer. On the -other-hand a military application /control could be bad. Remember Dr Evil in Austin Powers ? A freaking Laser to distroy the Planet!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mark Garvey" <lazybee45@...> wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM, kwikfile08 kwikfile08@... wrote:
> > *How to harvest solar power? Beam it down from space!
> > LINK <http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/05/30/space.solar/index.html>
> > WOW!
> > *"...And so has a 2007 report released by the Pentagon's National Security
> > Space Office, encouraging the U.S. government to spearhead the development
> > of space power systems.
> > What a beautiful world this will be
> > What a glorious time to be free
> Yes! I totally agree! I know that some folks on the conservative side see
> "environmentalists" (odd....I am a CONSERVATIVE environmentalist, it that
> so strange??) as the enemy of the economy. But that is not true...Taking
> theis small bit of information, I want to ask, "What is really "bad" about
> solar collectors?" the answer, nothing! once installed, they require very
> little in the way of maintainence and they cost nothing to operate. which
> MAY be the problem..it isn't that they "don't work and are too expensive"
> but they can not be taxed or fueled or generate income to investors down the
> But it is interesting to see. they are slowly falling in price. since
> Solar cells are so convenient in use they are becoming more and more
> popular. and you know what happens when that becomes the norm! Calculators
> are the perfect example...Computers too. Originally very expensive, after
> all, the FIRST calculator I ever saw was well over $200 and had the basic 4
> functions and no memory! Now you can get them on keychains at the dollar
> store! You can buy a better computer NOW for $500 than you could FIND
> ANYWHERE 20 years ago!
> I just purchased some cute little solar powered lawn lights for my wife for
> Mothers Day that charge a battery all day and glow all night in changing
> colors...how moooch?? $5 each.
> We are getting there! It won't be all that long before we can find simple
> units for a low cost that will power our basic needs. it is happening!
> I am still planning to solar charge my X. At the moment my panels are TU
> with a broken circut somewhere.