By Space Energy Initiative - October 7th, 2021 | Posted in Article No comments

HIGHLY innovative satellite technology which beams solar power directly from space to earth is being pioneered by a group of British organisations which hopes to offer safe, clean unlimited energy.

The system uses a solar array in orbit around the planet and beams energy as radio waves to a terrestrial base station where it is converted into electricity which can be fed into the national grid. A single array will generate as much power as a nuclear power station and developers hope ultimately excess power could be sold on to neighbouring countries like France and Germany. Space Based Solar Power was first proposed in the 1960s but even a decade ago, it was considered unaffordable.

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