Blog: Is solar energy from space more than just a pipe dream?

Large installations of solar panels in space could provide an “important fraction of the electricity needs of Europe by 2050”, say studies commissioned by the European Space Agency. Not everyone is convinced.

by Laura Cole
The Ariane 5 blasts off from the ground at the French Guiana European Spaceport of Kourou
The Ariane 5 blasts off from the ground at the French Guiana European Spaceport of Kourou (Photo credit: JODY AMIET/AFP via Getty Images)

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