China aims to have a 1 megawatt solar energy station in space by 2030, according to a government plan. Photo: Xinhua
China aims to have a 1 megawatt solar energy station in space by 2030, according to a government plan. Photo: Xinhua

China aims to use space-based solar energy station to harvest sun’s rays to help meet power needs

  • Support for the unconventional orbiting solar programme jumped after China announced its 2060 carbon neutral target
  • Civilian and military researchers will look at applications for the technology amid concerns about radiation and the potential for beams misfired from space

Topic |   China science
China aims to have a 1 megawatt solar energy station in space by 2030, according to a government plan. Photo: Xinhua
China aims to have a 1 megawatt solar energy station in space by 2030, according to a government plan. Photo: Xinhua
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