Quiz: What Do You Know About Space Solar Power?
It’s never cloudy in space, which is why some engineers want to beam solar power from orbit.
From the very first uses of solar power, engineers have been concerned with how to get photovoltaic cells to work around the clock. In the 1970s, some researchers developed the idea of putting large solar panels where the sun almost always shines: In high Earth orbit. Test your knowledge of solar power satellite systems in this ASME quiz.