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Solar Power Sarellite Systems

Solar Power Sarellite Systems

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Supporting Documentfor the URSI White Paperon Solar Power Satellite Systems
July 2006URSI Inter-commission Working Group on SPS
 
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CONTENTS
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
ivChapter 1 Background of SPS Research and Development 1
1.1 Scope of human life in the coming hundred years 11.2 Energy demand in the next 50 years 1
 
1.2.1
 
Predictions of demand and production of fossil fuels 11.2.2
 
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emissions from fossil fuel use 21.3 Kyoto protocol and global warming 31.4 Sustainable energy resources 31.4.1 Terrestrial solar energy 41.4.2 Hydropower energy 41.4.3 Wind energy 41.4.4 Biomass energy 41.4.5 Geothermal energy 41.4.6 Hydrogen energy 41.4.7 Ocean thermal energy 41.4.8 Tidal power energy 41.4.9 Wave energy 41.5 Solar power satellite (SPS) as a sustainable power source 51.6 Nuclear energy 5
Chapter 2 Solar Power Satellite 7
2.1 SPS features 72.1.1 Basic concept 72.1.2 Clean energy source as a CO
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-free energy 72.1.3 Comparison with terrestrial photovoltaics 72.1.4 Economics 82.2 SPS systems 92.2.1 Space segment 92.2.2 Ground segment 92.3 SPS key technologies 92.3.1
 
Launch and transportation 92.3.2
 
Solar power generation system 10

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