Oh wow, how totally ridiculous and cool is this?
The Japanese government recently chose a group of companies and research teams who are assigned to achieve this ambition, a dream worth billions of dollars, to produce clean energy in an unlimited amount in the next few decades. With few sources of energy they have and a high dependence on imports, Japan has long wanted to be a leader in solar energy and other renewable energy. This year Japan has set an ambitious target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Various challenges, including bringing the components into space, can appear enormous, but the Japanese have been running this project since 1998, with 130 researchers who conduct research under the supervision of JAXA.
Hmm, no sh*t.