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Space-based solar power may be one step closer to reality, thanks to this key test

AstronomySpace-based solar power may be one step closer to reality, thanks to this key test



A first-of-its-kind lab demonstration shows how solar power transmission from space could work.  

The demonstration, carried out by U.K.-based startup Space Solar, tested a special beaming device that can wirelessly transmit power 360 degrees around. That would be important for a potential future space-based power station, as its position toward the sun and Earth would change over the course of each day due to our planet’s rotation.

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