side-banner

China tests technology that could harness solar power from space

Shortpedia

Content Team
Image Credit: cnbc

Scientists in China have successfully tested a technology that might aid in the generation of electricity from solar power in space. The prototype is now being built at Xidian University in Shaanxi Province. According to Bloomberg, the concept has been tested to capture sunlight in orbit and transform it into microwave beams that can be converted into electricity by receiving stations on the ground.