Tesla’s Dream is Getting Closer: Japanese Scientists Transmit Electricity Wirelessly Through the Air

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(TheMindUnleashed.org) It seems that after more than a century, someone eventually managed to come close to Nikola Tesla’s breakthrough in transferring wireless electric power. Japanese scientists for the first time succeeded in transmitting electricity wirelessly through the air.

Researchers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) managed to transfer 1.8 kilowatts of power via microwaves to a specific receiver located at a distance of 170 feet (55 meters). You may think that it’s not such an impressive distance, and the delivered energy was only enough to power an electric kettle, but the experiment opens up new prospects for alternative energy research. In particular, similar technology could be utilized for collecting solar energy in space and delivering it to Earth. In fact, this is how the International Space Station is powered – it converts sunlight into electric current with the help of solar cells placed on its solar array wings.

It is obvious that collecting solar power in space and transmitting it to Earth will require much more, but it’s a good start.

For years now, JAXA researchers have been involved in the Space Solar Power Systems project (SSPS) which is aimed at building a solar power plant in space, which would collect sunlight, convert it into microwaves or laser beams and transport them to Earth. The plant would be located in our planet’s geostationary orbit, at an altitude of approximately 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers), and would deliver energy to a receiving facility on the ground. However, this ambitious project could be implemented no sooner than in a few decades. Till then, a number of technical issues must be resolved.

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