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Space-based solar: China starts to planet! #Energy

14th June 2017

The solar panels of the future could harness the sun’s energy directly from space.

That’s according to Dan Lewis, Energy Policy Adviser to the Institute of Directors (IoD) and CEO of Future Energy Strategies, who spoke to ELN at our Energy Live Future Conference in Leicester last week.

He said: “We’re going to start accessing space more cheaply and that may potentially lead to space based solar power, which would be a huge advantage.

“It turns out that China plans to build the first space based solar power station in 2025, a 100kW system. The reason I think it’s exciting is because it will work 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and beam down power either with a microwave or a laser – that’s an amazing achievement.”

 

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