Chinese researchers test technology to transmit solar power from space

Researchers at Xidian University in China have tested technology that could one day transmit solar power wirelessly from space to Earth, as reported by Bloomberg.

The power plant model is designed to capture sunlight above the ground and convert it into microwave beams.

The microwave beams are then transmitted to a receiving station on Earth, where they are converted back into electricity.

The research team carried out the test in front of a committee of external experts, who verified its success.

Currently, the factory model only has the ability to send energy 55m through the air.

The researchers hope that the transmission range can be extended in the future to beam solar power back to Earth from solar panels orbiting the planet.

In 2013, researchers at the California Institute of Technology launched a space solar program after receiving a $100 million grant.

Indian, Russian, British and French researchers are also studying the possibilities of such technology, while Japanese researchers are said to be advanced in this field.

Although some aspects of solar technology have already been tested from space, China is the first to successfully test a large-scale model.

This new technology aims to capture sunlight continuously throughout the day and night.

This sets it apart from other clean energy technologies, which can only operate during daylight hours.

In March this year, the Chinese government revealed plans to build power projects worth 450 GW in desert regions.

The government plans to build solar and wind power projects in the Gobi Desert and other desert locations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to increase the country’s renewable energy capacity to at least 1.2 GW by 2030, as well as guaranteeing its peak carbon emissions for the same year.

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