Late last week after a 6 ½ month wait, the California Public Utilities Commission approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s power purchase agreement with Solaren. If Solaren successfully deploys its space-based solar collectors, the deal would be the first of its kind and the first commercial space based energy production at commercial scale. PG&E has contracted […]

Xenotech Research, headed by Sir Charles Shults III, has several projects under way.  The most interesting is the move to New Mexico close to the Spaceport America site that broke ground for construction just a couple weeks back.  Sir Charles has recently been negotiating with Gene Meyers and Terry Martin of Space Island Group about […]

Pacific Gas and Electric the southern California utility asked California Public Utilities Commission last Friday for permission to buy 200 megawatts of electricity from Solaren’s orbiting power plant when and if it’s built, projected for 2016, a mere 7 years out. PG&E spokesman Jonathan Marshall said, “We’re convinced it’s a very serious possibility that they […]