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Author Caton, Jeffrey L., 1960- author.

Title Space-based solar power : a technical, economic, and operational assessment / Jeffrey L. Caton.

Publication Info. Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, [2015.]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 53 pages) : illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Note "April 2015."
Paper version available for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-51).
Contents Technological assessment -- Economic assessment -- Operational assessment -- Findings and recommendations -- Concluding remarks.
Summary "With growing international awareness of energy security challenges, the promise of space-based solar power for clean and unlimited energy for all humankind is certainly appealing. While significant progress continues in the enabling technologies of such systems, is there compelling evidence that space-based solar power systems will provide the best energy solution? How does the Army's current approach to incorporating a diverse portfolio of renewable energy sources in distributed locations compare to the potential of enterprise ventures that beam energy from solar collectors in space? For over 4 decades, many credible organizations in government and industry have explored the concept of space-based solar power, but their serious studies often conclude that such systems remain on the future horizon, usually at least 10 years away from practical application. While space-based solar power systems may be technically feasible, the author believes there is no compelling evidence that such systems will be economically or operationally competitive with terrestrial power generation systems in use or in development. However, he does find that there may be some utility in the limited application of space-based solar power to enable operations in remote and forward operating locations"--Publisher's web site.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed April 9, 2015).
Subject United States. Army -- Energy consumption.
United States. Army. (OCoLC)fst00533532
Satellite solar power stations.
Satellite solar power stations -- Economic aspects.
Renewable energy sources -- United States.
Energy security -- United States.
Armed Forces -- Energy consumption. (OCoLC)fst01982148
Energy security. (OCoLC)fst01764702
Renewable energy sources. (OCoLC)fst01094570
Satellite solar power stations. (OCoLC)fst01105650
Satellite solar power stations -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01105652
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Online resources.
Electronic books.
Electronic government information.
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, publisher.
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Other Form: Print version: Caton, Jeffrey L., 1960- Space-based solar power 1584876689 (OCoLC)906937476
ISBN 1584876689
Standard No. NLGGC 392682052
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-31 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146:SP 1/2

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