Experts from the Chinese Academy of Space Technology are working on a solar plant that would circle around the mother planet, and “capture” solar energy in the cosmos and send it to Earth.
This solar plant differs most from those on Earth, because it can transform sun’s energy even when it’s cloudy on the mother planet, since it will be found outside the impact of terrestrial weather conditions. The first test facilities should be sent to space by 2025, which will be a huge step towards greater use of renewable energies. The biggest problem within the new system is sending energy to Earth, and scientists are still working to find the most effective way. For now, a system is under consideration in which energy would be transported in the form of microwaves or laser beams, which, after reaching the power plant on Earth, could be used as any energy generated in traditional ways.
If the testing of the first plants goes as planned, Chinese scientists have plans to send larger plants to space for more energy in space by 2050, and which, besides the Earth’s power plant, could also supply some of the missions that would go to the future in distant cosmos.