P2_6 The Power of Moonlight

Kyle Dangerfield, Sam Walton, Elspeth Lewis, Jamie Byrne


In this paper we investigate the concept of using the Moon as an energy producing Mega-structure, by covering its surface in solar panels. We find that the energy yield, in 28 days, from using modern-day solar panels is 5.327x10^16 J and that 815 identical structures would be required to meet the global energy usage of 2016 (5.656x 10^20J).

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