Japan Wants to Beam Solar Energy from Space

by Rachel Baker on October 2, 2013

The Japanese are working on a way to beam solar energy from power stations in space.

The Japanese space agency JAXA is developing a revolutionary concept to put “power stations” in orbit to capture sunlight and beam it to Earth.

The country has been looking for new power sources following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, 2011, that destroyed much of the north-east of the country and caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.


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