Starting in 2016, California is hoping that their power will not only be solar, but coming from outer space using rocket power.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is seeking a new way to provide power to the state of California. They believe that the answer is with rocket power. Solaren Corp. plans to launch solar power collectors 23,000 miles into space with the hopes of providing new sources of solar energy.
Implications - This method of energy collection would definitely take the pressure off of Earth's environment, which is constantly being strained by resource collection. Hopefully this project gets underway soon so citizens can improve the state of the environment. Innovative energy alternatives like this one bring cities one step closer to a cleaner planet.
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