As the global population increases, it's becoming more important for nations to be able to feed themselves. Unfortunately, while some developing nations may be able to produce large amounts of fruits and vegetables, they may lack access to facilities for food preservation. This problem is at the heart of food security issues across Asia and Africa. Working in consultation with Peter Garretson, an International Affairs Fellow in India, our Ohio University student team has designed a space-based solar power solution that addresses this need, with the potential to provide many secondary benefits. While our project targets the Indian subcontinent and its government, the ideas are broadly applicable globally and can offer insights for other nations seeking to meet critical food needs.
Advisors: Peter Garretson, Prof. Don Flournoy, John Bowditch
Alvarez, Max; Wiseman, Alex; Welsh, Alex; Sharma, Rashmi; Ogundimu, Adedayo; and Woods, Brian
"Space Solar Power for Agriculture,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 10
, Article 8.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol10/iss17/8
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