Skip to comments.The Best Way to Find Aliens: Look for Their Solar Power Plants
Posted on 10/04/2012 9:46:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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Yeah, we’ve almost figured out fusion, it renders a massive engineering construct for energy purposes obsolete.
This is of course a ridiculous idea. Photovoltaic arrays are not efficient at all, unless compared with feeding oats to a horse which turns a generator by walking in a circle.
If one had to replicate such a situation to power Planet Earth, I wonder if the ring of solar cells would need to be wide enough that it would even be visible several light years away?
Political considerations are probably the only reason that there isn’t something like fusion/geothermal, in which a fusion bomb is set off underground, then the heat that was generated tapped.
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