solar power

Could Alien Solar Panels Be Technosignatures?

If alien technological civilizations exist, they almost certainly use solar energy. Along with wind, it's the cleanest, most accessible form…

1 month ago

Does Beaming Power in Space Make Sense at the Moon?

The ESA is conducting a study to assess the potential for building space based solar power satellites... on the Moon!

11 months ago

New Satellite Successfully Beams Power From Space

Researchers at Caltech have successfully tested their space solar power demonstrator (SSPD), showing it can beam power from space to…

1 year ago

Ingenuity is Doing Surprisingly Well

After months of extreme cold, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter appears to be back in working order.

1 year ago

Is Space Power a Good Idea? A New Spacecraft is Going to Find Out!

Caltech has launched a technology demonstrator that will evaluate space based solar power technologies

1 year ago

Could Space-based Satellites Power Remote Mines?

Many space-based technologies are still looking for their "killer app" - the thing that they do better than anything else…

2 years ago

Artemis Astronauts Could Rely on Solar Cells Made out of Moon Dust

Researchers from TalTech have devised a cost-effective method for producing lightweight, flexible solar cells on the Moon!

2 years ago

NASA is Upping the Power on its Lunar Wattage Challenge!

NASA and HeroX have launched Phase II of their Watts on the Moon Challenge, which will reward a total of…

2 years ago

Exploring the Moon’s Shadowed Regions Using Beamed Energy

NASA is exploring new concepts for its long-awaited return to the Moon, one of which promises to "beam" power wherever…

3 years ago

How do you get Power into Your Lunar Base? With a Tower of Concrete Several Kilometers High

It sounds like science fiction, but building an enormous tower several kilometers high on the Lunar surface may be the…

3 years ago