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    CNN carries an article on China's plan to develop a solar energy plant in space.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/03/a...ntl/index.html

    China says it is working to develop a solar energy plant in space that could one day beam enough power back to Earth to light up an entire city.

    If scientists can overcome the formidable technical challenges, the project would represent a monumental leap in combating the Earth's addiction to dirty power sources which worsen air pollution and global warming.

    A space-based solar power station could also provide an alternative to the current generation of earthbound and relatively ineffective renewable energy sources.
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    That is very good news.

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    CNBC on solar power produced from space.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/15/chin...-long-ago.html

    John Mankins has spent his professional life working on novel ideas that could transform the way humans use technology in space, solar power among them. But Mankins’ interplanetary musings went beyond the way solar is already used to power satellites and the International Space Station. During a 25-year career at NASA and CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he devised multiple concepts to extend the use of solar in space, among them a solar-powered interplanetary transport vehicle and a space-based power system.

    It’s that second idea, in particular, that had Mankins’ attention while holding top research positions at NASA during the 1990s and 2000s, including overseeing the $800 million Exploration Systems Research and Technology group. Mankins — who now runs his own private aerospace firm, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions — had the task of figuring out whether there was a way to deliver electricity to the planet by beaming it from space. It’s an idea that could fundamentally reshape the idea of the utility business — and give control over it, on a global scale, to whichever world power gets there first.
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    Australia and the USA in a race with China. to be the 1st with Space Solar Power Systems.

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-a...20-p52ta4.html

    Australia faces the prospect of a space race with China – not to the moon, but to the benefits of solar power generated in orbit.

    A US-Australia joint venture called Solar Space Technologies (SST) has drawn up an extensive plan to build an orbiting solar-power-generated satellite network that could be operational in eight years.
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    "China to build space-based solar power station by 2035"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138599015.htm

    China plans to accomplish a 200-tonne megawatt-level space-based solar power station by 2035, according to the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

    The space-based solar power station would capture the sun's energy that never makes it to the planet, said Wang Li, a CAST research fellow with the program, when attending the sixth China-Russia Engineering Forum held last week in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province.

    The energy is converted to microwaves or lasers and then beamed wirelessly back to the Earth's surface for human consumption, Wang said.

    "We hope to strengthen international cooperation and make scientific and technological breakthroughs so that humankind can achieve the dream of limitless clean energy at an early date," Wang said.
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