Why Should We Launch Solar Panels Into Space?

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    To solve the energy crisis currently facing the world, one Japanese space firm is aiming to launch a giant solar panel into space! While this would cost a lot of money, the solar panel would generate capture a ton of energy from the sun! Trace explains how this solar panel in space would be better than any other panel on Earth.



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