"As part of PG&E's commitment to providing more renewable energy to its customers, the utility has supported a wide range of technologies, including wind, geothermal, biomass, wave and tidal, and at least a half dozen types of solar thermal and photovoltaic power.
Now PG&E is extending that approach to tap renewable energy at an entirely new level: solar power in space.
PG&E is seeking approval from state regulators for a power purchase agreement with Solaren Corp., a Southern California company that has contracted to deliver 200 megawatts of clean, renewable power over a 15 year period."
Frank's observation: For less than half the cost of a single Space Shuttle mission, a solar power space demo could be conducted to verify this technology once and for all. Readers: why do you think that such a potentially revolutionary power capability remains marooned on Earth?