Tesla’s Dream is Getting Closer: Japanese Scientists Transmit Electricity Wirelessly Through the Air

Posted by on June 9, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 6 Comments

Anna Lemind | The Mind Unleashed

It seems that after more than a century, someone eventually managed to come close to Nikola Tesla’s breakthrough in transferring wireless electric power. Japanese scientists for the first time succeeded in transmitting electricity wirelessly through the air.

Researchers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) managed to transfer 1.8 kilowatts of power via microwaves to a specific receiver located at a distance of 170 feet (55 meters). You may think that it’s not such an impressive distance, and the delivered energy was only enough to power an electric kettle, but the experiment opens up new prospects foralternative energy research. In particular, similar technology could be utilized for collecting solar energy in space and delivering it to Earth. In fact, this is how the International Space Station is powered – it converts sunlight into electric current with the help of solar cells placed on its solar array wings.

It is obvious that collecting solar power in space and transmitting it to Earth will require much more, but it’s a good start.

For years now, JAXA researchers have been involved in the Space Solar Power Systems project (SSPS) which is aimed at building a solar power plant in space, which would collect sunlight, convert it into microwaves or laser beams and transport them to Earth. The plant would be located in our planet’s geostationary orbit, at an altitude of approximately 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers), and would deliver energy to a receiving facility on the ground. However, this ambitious project could be implemented no sooner than in a few decades. Till then, a number of technical issues must be resolved.

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  1. scottrobb98@gmail.com' Scott Robb says:

    Transferring electricity by first converting it to microwaves is absolutely NOT what Nicola Tesla conceived of. Just the modicum of research would’ve shown you this but I guess, despite a world of information literally at your fingertips, you were too lazy? I guess journalism is a lost art.

  2. scottrobb98@gmail.com' Scott Robb says:

    “…1.8 kilowatts of power via microwaves…to a specific receiver located at a distance of 170 feet (55 meters). You may think that it’s not such an impressive distance, and the delivered energy was only enough to power an electric kettle…”

    Since you’re such a poor writer I don’t know if you are saying 1.8 kW is only enough to power and electric kettle (if so, then again, you failed to do any research before writing an article) or if you’re saying there was power lost in the process and only enough to power a kettle was left over. Either way, you are terrible journalist because you have either not done the research or do you not know how to write well enough to convey information to us. Please go back to school before submitting more articles.

  3. litlerabitt02@gmail.com' Alice says:

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  4. gorilko@yahoo.co.uk' Ian says:

    Enough of false spectacular inventions, Tesla transmitted electricity from Colorado to Siberia in Russia. What 55m? What are you talking about.? Real science is hidden and locked away from us. Nah!

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