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Space power zapped from space by lasers

By T.K. Randall
November 10, 2009 · Comment icon 6 comments



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In an ambitious new project that could take over 20 years to complete Japan are aiming to collect solar power in orbit and then beam it down to Earth through the use of laser beams or microwaves.
Japan is aiming to collect solar power in space and zap it down to Earth using laser beams or microwaves. The island nation's government has picked companies and researchers to turn the multi-billion pound dream of unlimited clean energy into reality by 2030.


Source: Sky News | Comments (6)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by kobolds 13 years ago
in 20 years ? Yeah Right . collect energy is easy . beam is easy the problem left ? 1. storage for energy . able to store energy that big enough to create beam from space to earth 2. precision .
Comment icon #2 Posted by Danr 13 years ago
Forgive me, but I must say PEW-PEW LAZORZ!
Comment icon #3 Posted by DieChecker 13 years ago
This is not a new idea. Sci-Fi books have used this idea for almost as long as there have been satalites. I've liked this idea for about 20 years. We should have been able to get this going a long time ago. Microwave beam will be good, as it can be made into a fine beam at the source and be a wide beam at the pickup station, so that the energy would not be dangerous to most creatures, including people, that fly though it. Another plan is to turn the back side of the Moon into a solar collector and beam the power back to Earth.
Comment icon #4 Posted by stance 13 years ago
I saw this article on yahoo news, it has abit more info on yahoo news. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/japanspaceenergysolartechnology
Comment icon #5 Posted by Blueguardian 13 years ago
I keep imagining an apocalyptic laser beam hitting the earth and destroying it..
Comment icon #6 Posted by DieChecker 13 years ago
From the movie Star Wars... HAN Thats what I'm trying to tell you, kid. It ain't there. It's been totally blown away. LUKE What? How? Ben moves into the cockpit behind Luke as the ship begins to settle down. BEN Destroyed... by the Empire! HAN The entire starfleet couldn't destroy the whole planet. It'd take a thousand ships with more fire power than I've...


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