It looks like Japan just scored a major victory in the space race. Sure, they aren’t setting up a mining colony on the moon or anything (yet), but they’ve now tackled the ability to generate solar power in outer space and transmit it back to earth!

the new tech comes to us via Mitsubishi, the same company that makes cars, mopeds, and rice cookers. Details are still sparse, but it appears that they’ve managed to transmit the power tirelessly (thanks Tesla) and capture it for use back on the planet’s surface. This could not only be a huge step for renewable energy in the US, but it could also be a major breakthrough for things like colonizing the moon and deep space exploration. This is awesome!

Source: Inhabitat