Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Japan Rolls out a Solar Satellite Power Plant that Could Be Built in 4 Years

The thing looks like a death ray generator but it might be the wave of the future.

Mitsubishi and IHI are joining a research group containing 14 other countries to tackle the daunting task of getting Japan’s four square kilometer solar space station up and running in the next three decades. By 2015, the Japanese government hopes to test a small satellite decked out with solar panels that beams power through space and back to Earth.

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