Harnessing energy here on Planet Earth sure is a pain. So why not harness it up in space and then beam it down here for our everyday uses? That's what California is hoping to do in 7 short years.

How would it work? Well, gigantic solar panels would be shot into orbit, where they'd be sitting there collecting energy from the sun without the stupid atmosphere getting in the way. It would then beam said energy down to Earth using RF transmissions, where it would be converted into usable energy. Sounds great! Now we'll see if it actually happens.

MSNBC via Gizmodo