Japan Takes Aim at Space-Based Solar Power with 2025 Goal
Japan, in collaboration with its space administration JAXA, has long been at the forefront of efforts to make space-based solar energy a reality. After a breakthrough achievement in 2015, when JAXA scientists successfully beamed 1.8 kilowatts of power over a distance of more than 50 meters, the country is now poised to take this groundbreaking technology one step further.
According to a report by Nikkei, a Japanese public-private partnership is set to embark on an ambitious project to beam solar energy from space as early as 2025. Leading this endeavor is Naoki Shinohara, a Kyoto University professor with a decade-long involvement in space-based solar energy research.