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Energy-Beaming Space Collector To Also Alter Weather?

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    Last Updated: April 20, 2009

    Recently we covered California utility company PG&E’s ambitious deal with upstart Solaren to beam energy to earth from a space-based solar collector. What we didn’t know is Solaren’s patent also covers the alteration of weather elements with that very same system. “By heating up the upper and middle levels of an infant hurricane, they say they could disrupt the flows of air that power the enormous storms. Air warmed by tropical waters flows up through a hurricane and is vented through the eye into the upper atmosphere. Theoretically, you could heat up the top of the storm and lower the pressure differential between layers, resulting in a weaker storm. “

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    June 30, 2009 pm30 10:43 pm

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