China has revealed intentions to accelerate the development of a “solar power plant” that can beam electricity from space to Earth. And with that, recent results have brought their plan to fruition and more data that could bring their plans to a faster pace.
How It Works
Researchers at Xidian University in Shaanxi province designed the complex project, which entails constructing a power plant attached to a satellite that can absorb sunlight high above the ground and transform it into microwave beams.
More Complex Than That
According to Xidian, while other countries have successfully tested individual components of such a system, Chinese researchers are the first to test a full-system model.
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