The construction of the station was temporarily frozen, but a couple of months ago it was resumed: now the authorities plan to receive energy from a 1-MW orbital station by 2030, and from 2049 – from 1-GW.
Scientists from Chongqing University are engaged in the development, the authorities supported their project after it was set to achieve a carbon footprint neutral by 2060.
The transmission of energy from the orbital station at a distance of 36 thousand km will be successful due to the absence of fogs and clouds, and the power plant will receive light 24 hours a day and generate it into electricity. Losses in the atmosphere will be only 2%.
According to the plans of scientists, the first station will be launched in 2030 with a capacity of 1 MW, it is planned to increase it to 1 GW in nine years.
Despite the ambitious plans, there are fears, one of them is that microwave energy transmission may harm the health of local residents, and strong interference may also appear on electronics and wireless communication channels. All these questions will be explored during the experiments.