Tomorrow's Energy: Power from Inner and Outer Spaceby Jerry Grey, Administrator; Public Policy, American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, N.Y.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 17-33
Document Type: Journal Paper
The only two solar energy systems having base load capability (i.e., no energy storage or backup requirement) are space-based solar power plants and ocean thermal energy conversion systems. Although both appear costly in today's economic environment, they are both fundamentally practical concepts for serious consideration now, in preparation for early 21st-century deployment.
Subject Headings: Solar power | Power plants | Thermal power | Energy conversion | Energy storage | Load factors | Thermal loads | Space colonies
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