Catching up with me: solar energy from space

I wrote Sleeper, Awake at the turn of the century, over 20 years ago. One of the interesting features my witness, Flora Fielding, found in the future was devices way up high that collected solar power and beamed it down to earth.

Because satellites need chemical energy to get into orbit, these were huge balloons, but the principle is the same.

The European Space Agency must have been reading my book. Proof is, they hope to have solar electricity beamed down from geostationary satellites by 2035.

I am delighted. Since money often costs more than it is worth, I won’t ask for a royalty. They are welcome to my idea for free.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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