In the Swiss town of Neuchâtel, CSEM have developed a new technology called KALEO which allows for solar panels to be personalized with photographs. The first six panels of this kind can now be admired in the gardens of the Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN), a major sponsor of this project.
Building solar power plants in space will be possible in the not-so-far future according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Indeed, JAXA has announced that they have achieved a major technical breakthrough, which would eventually make the construction of space-based solar power plants possible. Concretely, the JAXA team has succeeded in converting and transferring electricity using microwaves for a distance of 55 meters.