Thursday, April 16, 2009

Recommendation: Do a cost benefit analysis

There is going to be some EM waste energy dumped in the area of the receiving station for the Solaren's space based power generator. The antennas typically receive about 95% of the energy transmitted and they have a conversion efficiency of about 85%. The receiving station will be connected to PG&E's electrical grid* and its service area ranges from Eureka to Bakersfield in California. So it is possible that a portion of Fresno County will end up as a dump for the waste energy that will be used by the Fresno Metropolitan Area and/or other regions of the state. The major question is how the energy will be distributed? And will the benefits outweigh the costs?

*Edit: The power lines in west Fresno County run north-south along the I-5 corridor connecting to the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas and the rest of the electrical grid.

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