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Test shows Solar Power transmitted between Hawaiian islands

by shawnlin / September 10, 2008 12:12 AM PDT

Test shows Solar Power transmitted between Hawaiian islands!

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=26383
excerpt:
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The project demonstrated wireless power transmission between two Hawaiian islands 148 kilometers apart, more than the distance from the surface of Earth to the boundary of space.

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Space-based solar power, in which large satellites would collect plentiful solar energy in orbit and beam it safely down to Earth, could one day reduce our carbon emissions to virtually zero.
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YAY! ...just don't get caught in the beam, okay?

Best,
Shalin

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No kidding!
by milkky / September 10, 2008 10:00 PM PDT

"...just don't get caught in the beam, okay? "

Think about how the people who diss the big windmills (because they kill some birds and bats) will feel about death rays from space!

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Official press release...
by shawnlin / September 15, 2008 7:54 AM PDT
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=26415

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During the week of May 5-9, 2008, a key step on the path to Space-Based Solar Power was achieved: a "first-of-a-kind" long-range demonstration of solar-powered wireless power transmission using a solid-state phased array transmitter located on the U.S. island of Maui (on Haleakala) and receivers located on the island of Hawai'i (Mauna Loa) and airborne.
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A number of key technologies were integrated and tested together for the first time in this project, including solar power modules, solid-state FET amplifiers, and a novel "retrodirective" phase control system. In addition, the project developed the first ever "field-deployable" system-developing new information regarding the prospective economics of space solar power / wireless power transmission systems.
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more info here: http://www.nss.org/settlement/ssp/
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