Space Solar Power Workshop 
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   .    Welcome to Georgia Tech's Space Solar Power Workshop!!

January 14, 2012
  On December 15, 2011, Georgia Tech's Space Solar Power Workshop held its first Microwave Power Transfer Symposium.  The symposium was sponsored by the Space Solar Power Institute, Georgia Tech's Propagation Group, and ECE 4370 and 6390. If you would like to be apprised of upcoming events with Georgia Tech's Space Solar Power Workshop, please link here.

Previous SSP Presentations
Escalating tension between our economy, energy choices and environment drove us to search for the best energy choice.  That choice is Space Solar Power (SSP) –  the cleanest baseload electricity generation process known.  Gathered by satellites in geosynchronous orbit (shown above) for use on Earth, pure clean energy would be beamed gently to earth. 
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The most authoritative research predicts peak global oil production will occur sometime between 2008 and 2018, based on by F. Robelius'  dissertation , “Giant Oil Fields – Highway to Oil”Private UK studies by the Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security have projected the production peak year to be approximately 2012 to 2013. Regardless of the precise year, Washington continues doing nothing on the scale required. It will take decades to cleanly repower the world - after we begin. Copper, aluminum and iron are minerals that can be recycled, but fossil fuels are gone after they have been burned. As we use increasingly lower grade ores, we require more and cleaner energy.  Replacing oil with coal continues to exacerbate CO2 and other environmental problems. SSP should become the major source of the world’s energy and electric power to minimize mankind's environmental footprint. 
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Many of the slowly escalating issues in our environment, including declining nutrition in our food and the building avalanche of climate changes to our weather can be traced to rising CO2 in our atmosphere burning of fossil (oil, coal and natural gas) fuels, will have doubled from historic levels around the middle of this century.  Competition between food and fuel has increased.   Food prices are surging faster than wages, as they are tied to the price of oil as debt unwinds and energy prices constrain our economy.

SSPW Working Groups and Modules
The SSPW is a continuing conceptual design of how to build, finance, deliver, market, support, operate, and maintain an SSP System for the world baseload energy market.  This volunteer professional workshop is offered in conjunction with various conferences recently including the AIAA Space 2010,  PowerUp 2010, Int'l Space Development Conference 2011, and others.

The SSP Workshop is part of the Space Solar Power Institute, a tax-exempt non-profit  501(c)3 corporation, organized in the public interest for the purpose of educating the public and other interested persons on Space Solar Power.   Contributions are tax-deductible.

Chair: Darel Preble
Space Solar Power Institute
daytime  (404) 431- 4754
Co-Chair:  Henry Brandhorst
 Auburn Space Research Institute
office (334) 844-5894  

Recent SSP  Reference Documents and Links of Interest

This Space Solar Power Workshop webspace is provided courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology , Aerospace Engineering Department.  Its editorial content is solely the responsibility of the group and module authors, the webmaster and  The Space Solar Power Institute.

Occasionally commercial or proprietary products;  hardware, software, services, and/or technologies may be mentioned, implicitly or explicitly, in SSPW files or modules. These do not imply any endorsement of these products or services  by Georgia Tech, the SSPI, or any other public or private body affiliated with the SSPW. These products are mentioned simply as useful and valuable illustrative methods or materials that can enable the efficient accomplishment of the author'(s) goals in that module. Other products, services, or technologies  may potentially accomplish those goals faster, cheaper, or more efficiently and may be highlighted in future SSPW works.  The  SSPW's purpose is  to educate and identify for our readers the tools and technologies available to accomplish our end goal - understanding how to deliver the cleanest, most environmentally sustainable, competitively-priced baseload electric energy possible from the son to earth.
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