Japan Plans To Turn The Moon Into One Huge Solar Power Plant

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Ever since the disaster at Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has been looking to alternatives to nuclear power for their energy needs.

Solar has been an enormous aid in transitioning away from nuclear power, and one Japanese company has an interesting idea for bringing more solar power to the world. They want to build a massive solar power station – on the moon.

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Shimizu Corporation, one of the oldest and largest construction companies in Japan, has presented its vision for solving the world’s energy problems.

They suggest setting up a huge belt of solar panels on the moon. The solar energy collectors would cover about 400 km and would transfer the energy produced to us through microwaves or laser beams. The energy would be received by ground stations, making it an endless power source.