Alternative Energy from Space Solar Panels

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As concerns about global warming and dependence on foreign oil have increased, so has the interest in exploring alternative energy sources. Here's one idea — put solar panels out in space and beam the energy back to Earth. The military likes the idea and a new report says the government should fund a demonstration project.

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