06 Sep 2021

China Wants to Build a Solar Station in Space

06 Sep 2021  by   

The China aims to build Solar power station in space. The media tells us about a facility capable of producing enough energy that it can compete with a nuclear power plant NEWSON.

China continues to fantasize about ambitious plans. Proof of this is that it plans to produce electricity from solar panels deployed in orbit. Recall that the country has already announced its idea to build “the largest wind turbine in the world”. Today, he plans to install a solar station in space. A target to be achieved by 2035. The Chinese authorities hope that their space solar power plant will be operational by 2050. So it seems that the Middle Empire relies more and more on renewable energies.

Chinese officials expect that solar panels placed above our heads will be able to produce the same amount of electricity as a nuclear power plant.

China is pharaonic projects

Generating electricity from space is a long-standing concept. Isaac Asimov talked about this in his book “Inception” written in 1941 … Many countries such as the United States and England also have projects in this field. But China appears ready to take a giant leap forward.

It is clear that solar radiation is more important outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Thus, a solar power plant installed in space will be able to continuously supply electricity.

In his book, Asimov imagines a space station that captures sunlight to produce energy that is then transmitted to Earth through beams of microwaves. The accumulated energy, captured by a receiver, is then distributed to the general public.

The Chinese government recently presented in Chongqing its plans to implement the solar space station project. The first tests should take place soon.

Energy from space for China

China did not randomly choose this city to test the concept. In fact, the area is foggy almost all year round due to air pollution. The Chinese authorities hope to solve the haze problem by relying on renewable energy. The energy produced by the solar space station will allow cities like Chongqing to get enough green energy.

Solar panels installed in orbit will harness intense energy packets to generate electricity. Chinese engineers will have to find the effective solution to avoid the loss while transmitting electricity to the earth. Less loss allows for maximum power. It will also be necessary to consider the saturation of the satellites. Nearly 6,200 devices designed by humans are already in orbit around our planet!

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