SPACE Canada (Solar Power Alternative for Clean Energy) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of solar energy from space. Their mission is to be a leader in the promotion of space based solar power, significantly reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and envisions:
- A world that is free from the harmful effects of climate change/global warming
- A world that is secure; providing global access to an endless supply of safe, clean energy
- A world that is just; ensuring affordable energy to developing nations
Along with these noble aspirations, SPACE Canada maintains a strong set of values that are:
- Grounded in scientific principles
- Dedicated to social justice
- Open to creativity, innovation and imagination
To accomplish these goals; their mandate is to promote, support and encourage space based solar power through research, education and commercialization. They also facilitate international dialogue to enable individuals, organizations and governments to engage in dialogue regarding the benefits, safety and feasibility of space based solar energy.
To engage their audiences curiosity and desire to learn about this innovative technology, SPACE Canada produced this video.
It explains that space based solar panels could:
- Absorb 10 times more energy than ground based solar panels
- Produce energy 24 hours a day
- Provide us with more energy than we need
These are all exciting possibilities and all-though they are not yet a reality, they could be within our lifetime. I also find SPACE Canada's aspirations to be more than noble! This kind of technology could create a paradigm shift, pave the way for more innovation and revolutionize the way we think about energy.
To learn more about SPACE Canada or to donate to their organization; be sure to check out their website for details.