Japan Pavilion at World Future Energy Summit to showcase space solar power systems

ABU DHABI: Seventeen Japanese companies and organisations for are taking part in the World Future Energy Summit 2015 (WFES 2015) and two other companies and organisations will take part in the International Water Summit (IWS 2015) as partners of the Japanese pavilion where symbolic exhibitions on solar power energy will be organised.

The two events will take place in Abu Dhabi in January 2015.

This symbolic exhibition area will introduce SSPS (Space Solar Power Systems) researched and developed by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) under support from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

SSPS is a space-based solar power plant that generates energy by collecting sunlight in geostationary orbit. The energy is then transmitted to the ground in the form of microwaves or laser beams, and converted into electricity and hydrogen for practical use.

In addition, the pavilion will also showcase a H-IIA launch vehicle model (1/33 scale), one of the Japan’s flagship launch vehicles.

Together with SSPS, the Japan pavilion will be introducing a propositional exhibit to showcase “Green Float”, a future environmental island o which utilises energy transmitted by SSPS. Green Float is a “city in the sky floating 700-1,000m above the equator where temperatures are stable at 26-28 C year-round and the impact of typhoon is minimal.” The innovations include the following: – An energy distribution system that uses direct current. (Zero loss in DC-AC conversion) – A seawater desalination plant that makes fountain of fresh water above the ocean.

– Surrounding Co2 capture with CCS (Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage) system At this exhibition area, there will be authorities from both exhibitors to explain the technologies and welcome visitors with Japanese hospitality.

SOURCE: WAM