31 Mar '15, 2pm

China reportedly planning space-based solar power station

China reportedly planning space-based solar power station

According to the Economic Times of India and China's Xinhua News Agency, the plan, which is still in its conceptual stages, calls for placing the solar power station in an orbit approximately 36,000 kilometres above the Earth. If China pulls it off, the floating solar farm would be the largest project ever undertaken in space. Li Ming, vice president of the China Academy of Space Technology, told reporters that China plan to build and launch a space station by 2020, and that will "open an opportunity to develop space solar power technology. Wang Xiji, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the Xinhua News Agency that he believes building a solar space station is feasible, but cautioned that it would a monumental undertaking with many hurdles to overcome. Researchers at the Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering have long endorsed the idea of ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/china-repo...

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