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Why not build an enormous solar collector panel on the moon and use it to harvest energy and somehow bring it back to earth? Is it the cost of the undertaking?
Or even just to place them in orbit around the Earth, if you're talking about the advantages of no atmosphere/no night.Originally posted by mathman
Getting the energy back to earth would be extremely difficult. It would be a lot easier to place solar panels in various desert areas (U.S southwest, Sahara, Kalari, Arabia, Gobi, etc.) on earth.
See here:Originally posted by kauai_diver
Is there such a device that uses the tides caused by the gravitational field of the moon to produce energy? Not talking dams or the like, just using tidal motion to produce energy.
Yeah, I saw that one too. But it's not like I din'tOriginally posted by bleh
popular science had an artical about a new way to collect energy from tides i thought it was pretty interesting, i tried finding the artical online but couldn't hope you have more luck, i thought it was really interesting
How do you expect to keep the microwaves focused on the receiver? The earth is rotating!if you could set that up on the moon could you use focused microwaves to send the energy back to earth ive always wondered about something like that aswell
I thought about this at first too, but then i figured out this idea is pointless.Originally posted by enigma
Building solar panels on the moon isn't that great an option. The moon has a 28 day rotation. Any panel would be active for 14 days and then inactive for 14 days.
it would bounce off satellites that are rotating around the earth aswell when the receiver was farthest away from the moon as possible it might have to bounce off 2 satellites to make it to the reciever it could be doneOriginally posted by mathman
How do you expect to keep the microwaves focused on the receiver? The earth is rotating!