EADS Astrium develops space power concept.

Space based solar arrays are not a new idea but it is interesting to see them starting to look more than a theory. However Astrium is looking to build something “ the order of 10-20 kW..” in te next five years whilst another company – Solaren – have already signed a deal to start supplying 200MW to a US power company in 2016. They may not actually manage it by then but at least they are aiming big.

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