In its long-term vision, the responsibility for ensuring China's food safety for its huge population, meeting its international obligations for environmental protection and providing the structure for its energy needs have determined that the direction of future development of low-carbon energy sources cannot be to sacrifice the "inner" earth. Thus, the state has decided that power coming from outside of the earth, such as solar power and development of other space energy resources, is to be China's future direction.
Space based solar power (SBSP), and the development of solar power satellites (SPS) to facilitate renewable energy production, is one of the "outside" approaches currently under development in China. Based on China's future vision for energy development, this paper will present why SPS development is important for China. A brief introduction to China's SPS project is given.
Gao, Ji; Hou, Xinbin; and Wang, Li
"Solar Power Satellites Research in China,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 9:
16, Article 6.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol9/iss16/6
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