What might it mean to become solar? To feel and sense the force of the sun? If hunter gatherer societies monopolized land area for energy, and in the industrial revolution the burning of fossil fuels decoupled energy use from territory, freeing human societies from Earth's surface, what metabolic regime might come next, freeing us from the surface of the Earth a second time? Tomas Saraceno and I presented our ideas for a Solar Society at the world's first Climate Engineering conference in Berlin on August 19th. We spoke of closed biosphere research, cloud typologies, lightweight materials, natural highways in the stratosphere, and solar balloons. In the context of the Anthropocene, our aim was to ask much deeper questions about human societies' relations with the climate system, the Earth and the Sun. We tried to explode the debate in climate engineering - to provoke what climate engineering is and can be.