Out of the Cradle - The Case for Space Based Solar Power - SBSP


Color Paperback: 978-1-938586-42-2
Kindle eBook:  978-0-983750-68-0

Hardcover: 978-0-983750-64-2

Everything in your world depends on electricity either directly or indirectly. The food you eat, the water you drink, the car you drive, are all possible because of electricity. This cannot be overstated. Electricity is civilization.

The world consumed 20.1 trillion kilowatt hours of energy in 2010, up over 3% from the year before. Of this, 13.9 trillion kw-hrs comes from hydrocarbons, 2.6 trillion from nuclear, and 3.1 trillion from hydroelectric. Earth-bound renewables hardly make a dent. The EIA predicts world net electrical consumption will increase to 25.5 trillion kw-hrs by 2020 and 35.2 trillion kw-hrs by 2035. Even if you don’t fully understand the enormity of the numbers, just remember that we are using more energy today than we did yesterday, by a lot. I repeat, where will we get our electricity when the oil and coal are gone?There is only one power source capable of meeting humanities energy needs and all future demands, the SUN, and the best place to harness its power is collecting sunlight in SPACE.