Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Global Cooperation House
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First Edition 1993
© Copyright 1992 Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual
ISBN 0-9637396-8-9 (Soft Cover)
ISBN 0-9637396-9-7 (Hard Cover)
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Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU), a non-governmental
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and UNICEF: a Peace Messenger Organization and the
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World project, a Peace Messenger Initiative dedicated
to the United Nations.
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How about a global network to tap
solar energy in tropical regions and transfer it
around the world to provide electricity to those
who need it?
Based on the application of direct
solar and associated "renewable" energies
as a major source (gradually replacing fossil and
nuclear), a strategy must be evolved into global,
as well as regional and local planning, for a supply
and distribution system to realize the potential
capacity of solar energy effectively and economically.
Such a strategy may lead to a global
girdle of electrical power generating units in the
tropical regions. These units will run on energy
from the sun obtained by using concentrating collectors
globally around the clock. Such a global solar network
becomes economically feasible because only the initial
capital costs are involved without recurring "fuel"
Such one-mega watt units are economic,
can be set up and linked up to form a grid in a
district, then to a region and can be extended all
over the world. It needs no expert to say that solar
energy is almost completely free from pollution
and that it presents very low risks of lethal or
fatal hazard situations.
Neil J. Shendge, Scientist, UK
Technology is used in our daily life.
The people will be the creators of technology. Technology
will not be in the hands of only a few. Everyone
will have technological 'know-how'. Technology and
freedom should go together.
Roundtable Group, Mexico