University of GlasgowEnhancing solar power generation from space

Enhancing solar power generation from space

Developing new technologies to generate clean energy is one of the key engineering challenges of this century

The global demand for clean energy is urgent and growing rapidly. Technologies that may have seemed implausible or unnecessary in a world content with cheap and abundant fossil fuels may be required in the race to decarbonise our energy sources.

At the same time, the costs for delivering materials into space is falling and the technologies available to deploy in space are becoming more sophisticated.

These developments make it an opportune time for the University of Glasgow to explore the potential for enhancing the production of clean energy using solar reflectors. These space-based reflectors would shine additional sunlight towards solar power farms.

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