But I miss far more, the old Google Calculator. You used to be able to stuff like "circumference of earth in football fields", but now-a-days it's not much better than a four function calculator.
A satellite based system can be in perpetual sunlight, with the solar panels constantly at the optimum angle for energy collection. You're right on top of the target, so aiming is easier and power delivered on target is greater.
How about build a desalination plant with use of nuclear power in California?
Did you learn nothing from Fukushima? Don't build nuclear power plants in earthquake zones! Bad idea.
"30 billion?!?", exclaimed the politician. "We've got bids that are far less expensive. Explain yourself!"
"Certainly", oozed the third guy. "Ten billion for you. Ten billion for me, and ten billion to hire the second guy to do the actual work".