Airbus demonstrated the technology of energy transmission using microwaves. With its help, they managed to supply the refrigerator with beer with energy. In ten years, they promise to repeat it from orbit.
Energy transfer from space
Airbus has demonstrated the technology of energy transmission using microwaves. It will be useful for creating solar power plants outside the Earth. But so far it has not come out of the early prototype stage.
So far, engineers have managed to use it to pump energy for only 36 meters. It was at this distance that the receiver was located from the antenna. The electric current that was produced at the same time made it possible to illuminate the layout of the city, turn on the hydrogen generator and provide power to the refrigerator with non-alcoholic beer.
The last audience soon celebrated this engineering success. However, so far it is quite modest. After all, in order to transmit energy from space to waves, it is necessary to do the same from a distance of at least several hundred kilometers.
Wireless power transmission network
The idea of creating a solar power plant in orbit has been around for several decades. Theoretically, this would allow increasing energy consumption on Earth without creating new environmental problems. However, the scattering of waves through which this energy is proposed to be transmitted hinders the implementation of this project.
Airbus says that in 10 years they will improve their system so much that it will be able to transfer energy from orbit to aircraft. They will act as an intermediate hub and will distribute it further to ground consumers. In addition, the planes themselves will be able to stay in the air almost indefinitely.
According to www.space.com
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