Getting to the moon seem so easy these days, making it look like all you need is a bus and viola, you are there. However, it seems that such is a task that happens only to a select few and among them seem to include Shimizu Corp.
However, rather than be ecstatic and make it a one in a lifetime thing, the company is considering the business side of it, something which may help out in the energy-rendering requirement department.
And that includes placing a 250-mile wide belt of solar cells (about 6,835-mile long) across the moon’s equator, something they call a “Lunar Ring”.
Apparently once the solar energy is collected, they would be beamed down onto earth through laser beams and microwaves.
On the construction side, it is easier said than done. While humans could be tasked to do it, laying the 170,000 square miles of solar cells would have to be suited to the lunar atmosphere.
The ambitious intent does seem promising. But then again, it may entail risks as well especially for humans if they were to be used in lieu of robots.