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An economic analysis of space solar power and its cost competitiveness as a supplemental source of energy for space and ground markets

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dc.contributor.author Marzwell, N. I. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-17T18:57:39Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-17T18:57:39Z
dc.date.issued 2002-10-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation World Space Congress 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Houston, TX, USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-2592 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/10549
dc.description.abstract Economic Growth has been historically associated with nations that first made use of each new energy source. There is no doubt that Solar Power Satellites is high as a potential energy system for the future. A conceptual cost model of the economics value of space solar power (SSP) as a source of complementary power for in-space and ground applications will be discussed. Several financial analysis will be offered based on present and new technological innovations that may compete with or be complementary to present energy market suppliers depending on various institutional arrangements for government and the private sector in a Global Economy. Any of the systems based on fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas, and synthetic fuels share the problem of being finite resources and are subject to ever-increasing cost as they grow ever more scarce with drastic increase in world population. Increasing world population and requirements from emerging underdeveloped countries will also increase overall demand. This paper would compare the future value of SSP with that of other terrestrial renewable energy in distinct geographic markets within the US, in developing countries, Europe, Asia, and Eastern Europe. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other electric power inter-regional electricity trading en_US
dc.title An economic analysis of space solar power and its cost competitiveness as a supplemental source of energy for space and ground markets en_US


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