2012 Solar Power Wireless Transmission Technology Development Project

Japan tests technology that could wirelessly transmit 1 gigawatt of solar power from space to Earth

Since the 1970s, some of the brightest scientific minds have been working to materialize what is known as space-based solar power (SBSP). Unlike traditional solar harvesters whose efficiency is heavily dependent on prevailing weather conditions, this concept refers to the incredibly futuristic technology of gathering solar energy in space, with the help of specially-engineered solar…