New Company Looks to Produce Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade

The basic concept of space-based solar power (SBSP) is having solar cells in space collecting energy from sun, then converting the energy into a low intensity microwave beam, sending it down to Earth where it is collected on a rectenna, and then fed into the power grid to provide electricity. Almost 200 million gigawatts of solar energy is beamed towards the Earth every second, which is more energy than our civilisation has used since the dawn of the electrical age. We only need a way to harness that energy and make it usable. Space Energy’s vision is to help create an energy-independent world, and improve the lives of millions of people by bringing a source of safe, clean energy to the planet from space. They are looking to become the world’s leading, and perhaps the first, SBSP enterprise

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