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Esa mulls Solaris plan to beam solar energy from space

BBC News

By Pallab Ghosh
Science correspondent
November 22, 2022

Space chiefs are to investigate whether electricity could be beamed wirelessly from orbit into millions of homes.

The European Space Agency will this week likely approve a three-year study to see if having huge solar farms in space could work and be cost effective.

The eventual aim is to have giant satellites in orbit, each able to generate the same amount of electricity as a power station.