François Chung, Ph.D.
Beaming solar power from space

Beaming solar power from space

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Chung, François [u/fchung]. “Japan will try to beam solar power from space by 2025 : « The technology is appealing because orbital solar arrays represent a potentially unlimited renewable energy supply. ».” Reddit, 23 June 2023, www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/14h75ek/japan_will_try_to_beam_solar_power_from_space_by/.

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Bonifacic, Igor. “Japan will try to beam solar power from space by 2025.” Engadget, 30 May 2023, www.engadget.com/japan-will-try-to-beam-solar-power-from-space-by-2025-214338244.html.

Japan has been trying for decades to make it possible to transmit solar energy from space to Earth. In 2015, the country made a breakthrough when scientists managed to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of power, enough energy to power an electric kettle. Today, Japan is on the verge of bringing this technology closer to reality. Indeed, a project will attempt to deploy a series of small satellites in orbit, from which the solar energy collected by the solar panels will then be transmitted to reception stations on the ground.

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