For some, the answer to finding more energy comes from more drilling for oil, and for others it’s constructing more wind towers. But for scientists at the National Security Space Office in Washington, D.C., the answer could well be the construction of gigantic satellites roaming above the earth. Yes, believe it or not, these scientists have recommended building a test satellite capable of beaming 10 megawatts of electricity down to earth, and this is only the beginning. According to their findings, by building a number of these kilometer wide solar panels and placing them either in orbit or on the moon, enough energy could be captured and beamed back to earth that it could power the world seven times over! Perhaps this isn’t a space-y idea at all!

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