Tons of Mirrors is using satellite-mounted reflective surfaces to redirect sunlight to earthbound solar panels at night.
Company - Tons of Mirrors (TOM)
- Space Utilities
- Space Solar Power
- Wireless Power Transfer
- Early stage
- First launch
To solve global warming we need to make the thing future generations can't imagine living without. When we can make more clean power than we need 100x cheaper than anything else a global revolution will follow and the climate crisis will be avoided.
If you used a perfectly flat mirror, every single microscopic piece would have this angle of diverging light coming from it. By the time the reflection hit Earth, you’d get a 3.6 kilometer diameter spot, which is gigantic. There are only 10 solar farms that big.
So I did the math, and figured out that if I could hit a 500-meter spot instead of a 3,600-meter spot, then I’d be able to hit 44 times more solar sites per orbit.
I'm trying to raise $5 million by October 1. We’re then aiming to get on the mission that’s going up to the International Space Station in April. My full-time job is going to become raising another $50 or $100 million for the next round, which is going to be the profitable satellite. It’s a gigantic round. But that's what it’s going to take to get this done.
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