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Solar panel from space beams clean energy to the Earth

March 31, 2015 4:12 PM |

 

 

Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) has devised a technology to transfer energy wirelessly from space. If a satellite is put in the orbit with large solar panels, it will collect the energy from the sun without any worry of a cloudy day and filtration through the atmosphere.

Once the energy is collected, a converter on the satellite will convert the energy into microwaves and transfer to a receiving station on the Earth through a gigantic microwave antenna with 80% efficiency. It will generate about 1 Gigawatt of electricity, which is enough to power 500,000 homes and in turn it can completely replace a nuclear power plant.

 

 


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