Space-based solar energy may solve energy crisis: Kalam
The two-day Southern Regional Science Congress marking the centenary year of Indian Science Congress Association began at Kongunadu Arts and Science College here on Saturday with the theme of `Science for shaping future of India.’ Over 300 scientists from leading institutions in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry will present papers at the congress, which is a prelude to the Centenary year National Science Congress slated to be held in New Delhi next year.
Inaugurating the seminar, former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said science can soon resolve the worsening energy situation in the country. “There is a growing possibility to harness energy from the space through space-based power systems. Space-based solar powerhas several advantages over the traditional terrestrial-based solar plants and India can play a pivotal role in this field,” he said.