So I was thinking about something today. Tell me if it's possible. I don't care if its plausible, just physically possible. Somehow, we design a huge solar panel that is extremely resistant to heat. We send it out on a trajectory towards the sun, coming very close before being pulled into an orbit around it. Now its orbit would be perpendicular to the plane of earth's orbit. In order for there to be a continuous line of site between this solar panel and the earth, we would have the solar panel's orbit precess in exactly the right amount to compliment earth's orbital speed, therefore maintaining consistent line of sight. Is that at all possible or am I just spouting nonsense? Now how would we transmit the power to earth? I was wondering if there was such a thing as power transmission by laser. A continuous, and very energetic laser beam would be directed towards some sort of receptors at earth. That would be more ideal than a wire, because you can't really damage a laser beam with flying space debris. Is this possible? I mean the laser wouldn't lose any energy, right? It would just take about 15 minutes to initially arrive at earth.