Why Don’t We Just Put Solar Panels In Space?

If we can capture energy from the sun, why don’t we just put solar panels in space?

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http://www.ucsusa.org/clean-energy/renewable-energy/how-solar-panels-work#.WWgHKNPyvoA

https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/how-solar-cells-turn-sunlight-into-electricity

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http://news.mit.edu/2012/infrared-photovoltaic-0621

Boosting solar cell efficiency: Less wasted heat, more useful current

https://ag.tennessee.edu/solar/Pages/What%20Is%20Solar%20Energy/Sunlight.aspx

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Space-Based Solar Power

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