Japan looks to orbital system for unimpeded solar energy

10/2/2013 | SEN (London)

Japan is looking into mirrors in orbit as a source of unlimited energy on the ground that would be constant and unaffected by weather. The country's space agency envisions a system in which an array of mirrors in geostationary orbit would collect solar energy and transmit by microwaves or laser beams to Earth-based plants producing electricity or hydrogen, writes Paul Sutherland.

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