Japan Closer to Harvesting Solar Energy from Space

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  • March 12, 2016
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         The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has been working hard to develop technologies to transmit electricity wirelessly. The goal of the Space Solar Power Systems (SSPS), is to be able to transmit energy from orbiting solar panels by 2030. On March 12th, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) successfully conducted a ground demonstration test of “wireless power transmission”, a technology that will serve as the basis for the SSPS. In the test, 10 kilowatts of electricity was successfully transmitted via a microwave unit. Power reception was confirmed at a receiver located 500 meters away. LED lights on the receiver confirmed the transmission. This marks a new milestone in transmission distance and power load (enough to power a set of conventional kitchen appliances). The test also confirmed the success of the advanced control system technology that is used to direct the microwave beam so that it stays on target.

- Linda Jonson

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    John Doe

    Posted on 26th Dec, 2016

    Very well done

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      Admin

      Posted on 24th Dec, 2016 Author

      Awsome

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        David Muller

        Posted on 23rd Dec, 2016

        Need to change to the conventional storage.

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    Jhon Doe

    Posted on 21st Dec, 2016

    Good idea !

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