China has deployed a solar power plant in orbit with a capacity of 1 GW

The construction of the station was temporarily frozen, but a couple of months ago it was resumed: now the authorities

they plan to receive energy from 1 MW of the orbital station by 2030, and from 2049 - from 1 GW.

Scientists from Chongqing University are engaged in the development, the authorities supported their project after the goal was set to achieve a neutral carbon footprint by 2060.

Power transmission from the orbital station tothe distance of 36 thousand km will be successful due to the absence of fogs and clouds, and the power plant will receive light 24 hours a day and generate it into electricity. Losses in the atmosphere will be only 2%.

According to the plans of scientists, the first station will be launched in 2030 with a capacity of 1 MW, it is planned to increase it to 1 GW in nine years.

Despite the ambitious plans, there are also concerns.One of them is that microwave power transmission will harm the health of local residents, and there will also be strong interference with electronics and wireless communication channels. All these questions will be explored during the experiments.

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