08:18 PM 01:18 PM EST NOV 30, 2022 JLM 55°F
A sunny Israeli proposal for powering colonies on the Moon

Ben-Gurion University professor suggests producing electricity day or night via PV arrays installed around a 360-degree ring close to a lunar pole.

NASA is now considering a strategy from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Prof. Jeffrey Gordon, published in the journal Renewable Energy.

Gordon proposes producing uninterrupted electricity via photovoltaic (PV) arrays installed around a 360-degree latitudinal ring close to a lunar pole.

Transmission lines would bring the electricity generated by the ring to where it’s needed: the human-populated colony or a 24/7 oxygen generation plant to power human habitation and other purposes.

This idea not only solves the “dark side of the moon” conundrum; it’s also far more affordable and feasible than other solutions, Gordon says.

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Rhoda Wright 07:05 18.11.2022
Hmm will this really work
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