It is possible to harvest energy from the sun at one location and then send it via microwave signals to another site.
This has some real potential!
“If all our power was channeled through a single system in space… who would control it? The energy supply for the entire planet could lie in the hands of a very small number of individuals…”
Argh… just noticed the show ran long and I’m missing the last two minutes on my DVR :( I really wanted to see the credits… and I turned the channel so my DVR didn’t catch the last two minutes as the credits were rolling.)
I mentioned earlier today about the NASA Experiment.
Well it’s going to be featured tonight on the Discovery Channel Project Earth tonight at 7:00 PM Hawaii time.
…Former NASA executive and physicist John Mankins captured solar energy from a mountain top in Maui and beamed it 92 miles to the main island of Hawaii.
Tonight at 7 pm Discovery Channel will air an episode of Project Earth on the recent first-of-its-kind experiment. This long range demonstration of wireless power transmission was also a key step toward space-based solar power satellites. The team also beamed the power almost 100 times farther than NASA’s major 1970′s power transmission in the Mojave Desert in California.
A former NASA scientist has used radio waves to transmit solar power a distance of 92 miles (148 km) between two Hawaiian islands, an achievement that he says proves the technology exists to beam solar power from satellites back to Earth….
I just read on Andrew Coopers blog, that Heavy Maintenance is being done up at the Keck Observatory a top Mauna Kea and that..
…The observatory is having to expend additional time and money replacing older systems and equipment. At the same time there is the opportunity to upgrade equipment with modern technology for improved performance and even energy savings…
…For a total of three nights the telescope will be off-sky, shut down to allow the needed work…
I appreciate Andrews Blog, even though I don’t understand a lot of it. It’s nice to have someone at the top of the world writing about things from there.
Friday, September 12, 2008 Meet and Talk with Angel
East Hawaii Cultural Center Cafe. 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Music by Kurt de la Cruz
Contact Frank 217-2215 email@example.com Or Jennifer Ho 933-2650
1873 – The first practical typewriter was sold to customers. We think that in order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we should all hunt and peck on our word processors today … since all typewriters in this, the Electronic Age, are pretty much impractical.
1954 – “Lassie” was seen on CBS-TV for the first time. Despite being called “girl” by Jeff Miller, who starred as Tommy, and Jan Clayton, who starred as Jeff’s mom, Ellen, Lassie was, in reality, a male dog. In fact, there were more than a half-dozen Lassie dogs doing stunts. “Lassie” ran on CBS for exactly 17 years. The last show aired on September 12, 1971.
1966 – The Beatles received a gold record this day for “Yellow Submarine”.
1969 – An Alien was Born… His name turned out to be Damon Tucker
1979 – Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox became the first American League player to get 3,000 career hits — and 400 career home runs — as the Red Sox downed the New York Yankees 9-2 at Fenway Park in Boston.