EDF secures funding for space-based solar study

EDF will lead a study exploring the value of introducing space-based solar power into the UK’s grid. It is one of eight projects to win government funding to develop space-based solar initiatives. Other winning projects include Cambridge University, who will develop ultra-lightweight solar panels to be connected to satellites that can function in the high-radiation conditions of space, and Queen Mary University in London, who are working on a wireless system to enable the solar power collected in space to be transferred to earth.

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