Re Solar Power

Brian D Williams (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 06:45:48 -0700 (PDT)

From: "O'Regan, Emlyn" <>

>It's just come to mind that I remember mention of an idea some
>time ago, to extend the national electricity grids into a huge
>world-wide power grid, which might sort out fluctuations in supply
>around the world, make solar power more feasible (the sun's
>shining somewhere), and create a global electricity market where
>the countries best placed to produce power would be able to do it.
>I think it was also supposed to create a magical fairyland where
>cats and dogs lived together in peace.

>Anyone know anything about this? Come to think of it, if anyone
>does want to know more, and no-one can do any better, I can
>probably scratch up an electrical engineer or six from this end
>and get the low down.

R. Buckminster Fuller came up with this over 50 years ago, I think this is a great idea and would be useful to all mankind. Bucky pointed out that at any particular moment 1/3 of the human population of the earth is sleeping, and in darkness. Why not use each others downtime to support the rest.

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