Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Luna Ring Power Plant
The Shimizu Corporation, a Japanese construction firm, has drawn up plans for building an enormous, equatorial solar power plant on the Moon!
Of course, no word on when this could become a reality. Start-up costs would be enormous, and who knows if Shimizu will even be around by the time this is actually feasible. But it's always nice to see concepts for the future development of space. And harvesting power from the Moon, in one form or another, could be closer than we think. But I'm not holding my breath.
Read more about the Shimizu Luna Ring here.