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Solar & Alternative Energy

Japan plans to beam solar power from space by 2030

10 November 2009

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) hopes that the ambitious plans will help ease the country's energy problems as well as providing a solution for global warming. A select group of companies and researchers have been given the task of designing and building the Space Solar Power System (SSPS).

The plan is to create a miles-wide array of photovoltaic panels, like the solar panels used on Earth, and place it in a geostationary orbit.

Full story from Telegraph.co.uk