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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2019 12:03 p.m. PST

…on the moon.

"An almost unlimited supply of electricity could be generated on the moon's surface by huge arrays of solar cells and beamed to Earth by laser. Sunlight falling on a crater … could produce from 10,000 to 100,000 megawatts of power. By comparison, a large hydroelectric dam on Earth produces about 100 megawatts. Solar cells would be more efficient on the moon than on Earth … because of the lack of dimming clouds. Science News, June 14, 1969…"

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VCarter Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2019 12:49 p.m. PST

You would need a really long extension cord.

Legion 418 Dec 2019 1:47 p.m. PST

huh?

Stryderg18 Dec 2019 2:16 p.m. PST

Or a high powered laser pointed at the Earth. I've got some recommendations on where the target area should be, what could go wrong?

Stryderg18 Dec 2019 2:17 p.m. PST

DOH! Non-stop shuttles to the moon to change out batteries! Dibs on the business model!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2019 11:05 a.m. PST

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