Shimizu Corporation of Japan looks to build 11,000 kms of solar farms on Moon
It is a known fact that the fossil fuels will burn out with the turn of this century. Already countries around the world are looking forward to research in new fuel prospects. One of the abundant sources of energy is solar energy. As of now many countries and corporations are building mega solar farms on arid dry areas to harness this energy.
However a Japanese firm is taking this method all the way to the Moon. Japanese construction firm “The Shimizu Corporation” has gone to the extreme in the solar sector by proposing a plan to build a solar belt around the Moon’s 11,000 kilometer Equator.
The concept “LUNA RING” , proposed by shimizu, plans to build a ring around the Moon. Technically, you can say its a solar farm on the Moon to generate electricity on Earth.
The electric power generated from the solar belts will be be transferred to the transmission facilities near the Moon. After that, the electric power will be converted back to microwaves and lasers, only to be beamed back to Earth and then again the beams are converted back to electricity at power plants.
The materials required for the construction of the solar belt will be transported along the route of the Moon’s equator.
Shimizu plans to have a pilot demonstration by 2020 and begin the construction by 2035. The firm also said that the Luna Ring could generate almost 13,000 terra watts of energy. The United States total installed electricity generation summer capacity is around 1,050.9 gigawatts. So if the project succeeds, such massive energy can be very vital for the Earth.
Japan, which was terrible devastated by its Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011, is actively running after alternative energy sources, with plans to entirely get off its dependence on nuclear energy.
“Virtually inexhaustible, non-polluting solar energy is the ultimate source of green energy that brings prosperity to nature as well as our lives,” says Shimizu.
Rightly so because if successful, it could provide unhindered clean energy to millions of homes down on earth.