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RE: [cdn-nucl-l] Moon could meet Earth's power needs, lawmakers told
I believe the idea is to transmit energy in the form of microwaves
(typically mentioned as 2.45 GHz - similar to most cell phones - up to 35
GHz). Achievable efficiency appears to be (currently) ~50%. Check out NASA
for a good intro, at:
Beam it Down, Scotty!
And for more depth:
Solar Power in Space
High Power Converter of Microwaves into DC
Efficient Electrostatic-Accelerator Free Electron Masers for Atmospheric
Hope that helps,
[mailto:email@example.com.McMaster.CA] On Behalf Of Englishes
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 6:23 AM
To: Jaro; multiple cdn
Subject: Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Moon could meet Earth's power needs, lawmakers
A few questions which, no doubt, will display my ignorance; (not that it
takes much to display it).. 1. What is a power beam? 2. How does it work?
3. How much power is lost in transmission?