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Japan's space agency planning space-based solar power arrays

Engadget: We've seen some pretty out there solar installations, but JAXA, the Japanese space agency, is about to get really far out with its latest project: a space-based solar array that beams power back to Earth.

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INehalemEXI3545d ago

Reminds me of that anime, Heroic Age.

ironwolf3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

that the economic and engineering details of this type of project were worked out almost 40 years ago by Professor Gerard K O'Neill and his students at Princeton. Just another example of Japan's theft of Western ideas.

Also not mentioned, is that the Pentagon has been working on this for several years as a way to provide power to troops in the field.