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“The Shimizu Corporation” has gone to the extreme in the solar sector by proposing a plan to build a solar belt around the Moon’s 11,000 kilometer Equator.
The concept "LUNA RING" , proposed by shimizu, plans to build a ring around the Moon. Technically, you can say its a solar farm on the Moon to generate electricity on Earth.
The electric power generated from the solar belts will be be transferred to the transmission facilities near the Moon. After that, the electric power will be converted back to microwaves and lasers, only to be beamed back to Earth and then again the beams are converted back to electricity at power plants.
Robots would play the primary role in building the Luna Ring. Teleoperated 24 hours a day from the Earth, The robots would be teleoperated from Earth to level the lunar landscape and assemble machines and equipment in orbit before they are landed on the Moon. A team of astronauts would support the robots on-site.
exclusively limits the use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
Shimizu plans to have a pilot demonstration by 2020 and begin the construction by 2035. The firm also said that the Luna Ring could generate almost 13,000 terra watts of energy. The United States total installed electricity generation summer capacity is around 1,050.9 gigawatts. So if the project succeeds, such massive energy can be very vital for the Earth.
originally posted by: LSU0408
Who does the moon even belong to? Can someone say no to building a farm up there?
You know, women's stuff and all that could get really messed up....millions of very very cranky messed up women not good me thinks !
Whilst this could be an awesome idea, would messing with moon mess with the ocean tides ?
Japan's Hayabusa 2 asteroid probe captured this amazing view of the Earth and the moon together as seen from 1.8 million miles (3 million kilometers) away during an Earth flyby on Dec. 3, 2015.
For one thing I don't see how they can focus microwave radiation enough from the distance of the moon, and even with lasers the beams will be fairly large by the time the reach the Earth.