The population on Earth is increasing and will continue to increase.
Resources are constantly at the limit or will be exhausted soon.
Energy is a hungry wolf, so to speak, growing faster than population. Energy will be the basis of growth and will be feeding a growing population on Earth.
Fossil energy (e.g. oil, gas, coal…) will be exhausted in the next decades, nuclear power is an option but using it is a high risk.
Renewable energy sources are in the developing phase.
Way to go
Facing the scenario as described above, finding and developing new and efficient energy sources will be imperative.
These sources have to be renewable to feed the need for clean energy for the next century.
Solar power is generally accepted as a renewable source of energy; clean, everlasting and easy to access worldwide – if you have the technique to store it.
To collect solar power on a very elevated level so that clouds, rain, storms, or nights do not inhibit the panels, we should build huge power collecting stations in space.
There are nearly no limits concerning the space needed to build it or regarding pollution or other obstacles we encounter with solar power fields on Earth.
The energy obtained from these solar fields in space should be transferred to Earth by laser-beams.
For safety reasons, as we do have no real geo-stationary stations in the outer orbit, the transfer stations on Earth could be at the South Pole or on the northern hemisphere in Greenland, non-populated areas on solid soil.
For the energy distribution on Earth from these points wireless ways of light/energy transmission need to be developed.
- “Unlimited”, renewable energy to feed the need for energy on Earth
- Clean energy
- Replacing polluting energies such as oil and gas
- Regeneration and re-stabilization of the atmosphere
- Stop the output of global warming gases caused by energy production