China will build a space power plant

China will build a space power plant
China will build a space power plant
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Civilian and military researchers will explore the potential for the technology amid fears of radiation and the possibility of misfire from space.

The city of Chongqing in southwestern China, where more than a third of the days of the year are darkened by fog, is not an ideal location for a solar power plant. But soon, the country's first experimental facility will appear here to test a revolutionary technology that will allow China to send and receive a powerful energy beam from space in about ten years, according to scientists participating in the project.

Collecting energy from the sun and transferring it to Earth using a huge orbiting platform was considered science fiction, but according to the plan of the Chinese government, by 2030 the country will place a solar power plant with a capacity of 1 megawatt in space.

And by 2049, when the People's Republic of China celebrates its 100th anniversary, the total capacity of the plant or stations will increase to 1 gigawatt, the equivalent of the largest nuclear power reactor to date.

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