by Rick Ochoa
Japanese architectural and engineering company, Shimizu Corporation, whose engineers apparently come up with all their ideas during early James Bond movie marathons, recently conceived a plan to supply the world with nigh-unlimited energy via kooky moon technology, in addition to previous project proposals that include pyramid cities and space hotels.
By building a 400 kilometer wide by 11,000 kilometer long solar panel belt around the moon’s equator, The Luna Ring is a proposed project that Shimizu wants to begin constructing as early as 2035. Shimizu additionally says that the Luna Ring could provide Earth with up to 13,000 terawatts of energy, far surpassing the 1.21 gigawatts required for time travel.
While some may recognize this as the plot of some horrible Halo fan fiction you read while hungover once, the firm assures journalists that it is capable of developing such technology.
The Luna Ring circumvents many of the limitations of existing solar panel technology; since the ring would be in outer space, it would be unaffected by changes in weather and does not require a homeowner’s permit since it would be constructed in the space equivalent of international waters.
Regardless, building a giant space ring around the moon would obviously cost enormous sums of money and possibly arouse the ire of Galactus and other Marvel space villains.
Source: Business Insider