Generating electrical energy en masse requires a process that consumes a large amount of the planet’s resources and generates carbon dioxide. A network is so complex to make these connections that there are places on the planet where there is no access to the service.
This situation has many scientists working for many years to develop a system that, in addition to being for everyone, is not made with the natural resources of the planet.
This is how wind farms, mechanisms with solar panels and many other positive initiatives for the environment have been born.
What is the problem in these cases? That a network of cables, submarines, underground or poles, is still needed to bring electricity to homes, offices or any other type of establishment.
All this trouble could be close to coming to an end. Scientists from a company called Emrod partnered with experts from the THIS (European Space Agency) and air bus to develop an electricity transmission system through satellites that are supplied with solar energy.
Solar and satellite electricity
The aforementioned organizations have already carried out the first tests in Munich, according to a review The Spanish. Emrod, which is the company behind this project, transmitted power over a distance of 36 meters. They used rectifying antennas called rectennas.
Such devices are capable of transmitting microwaves of electricity from one intermediate point to the next. The demonstration was held in September. One antenna had the sending panels and another one for receiving.
“With a frequency of 5.8 GHz, the system was able to illuminate a model of a city, a hydrogen electrolyser and a beer fridge. Months before, they had carried out tests in which the final destination of the energy was to power an electric guitar”, the scientists described according to the cited portal.
It is just the beginning of a system that aims to install a network of satellites that transmit electricity and thus reduce CO2 emissions on the planet.