For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone
Japan to put solar panels in orbit & transmit electricity to earth
short by Swati Dubey / on Tuesday, 30 May, 2023
A Japanese public-private partnership plans to launch solar panels into orbit at 36,000 km altitude and generate power to be converted into microwave radiation. The electricity thus generated will be transmitted to ground-based receiving stations. The project, initiated in 1980s, involves a Japanese research group that achieved world's first successful power transmission in space via microwaves.