Long-Range Wireless Energy Transmission
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Energy can be transmitted through electromagnetic waves over long distances safely and reliably. The system is composed of a transmitting antenna, relay panels, and a rectifying antenna made of metamaterials that convert electromagnetic energy into direct current. The energy is projected point-to-point into long-wave frequency beams. Such beams allow the energy to travel from transmitter to transmitter, so it does not disperse or radiate where it is not channeled.
As cabled energy systems have expensive and time-consuming installation and maintenance costs, a wireless power infrastructure offers a more economically viable option. Long-range wireless energy transmission can power distant islands, farms, communities, refugee camps, and facilities such as remote and mobile hospitals. Also, in the future, it could transmit energy from Earth to space and vice-versa.
Wireless power could offer network resilience, ensuring energy after natural disasters and other emergencies, as the lack of wired lines reduces weather-related outages as well as electrocution risk. Atmospheric conditions such as fog, rain, or dust imperceptibly affect efficiency. In case there are transient objects such as birds or helicopters, a low-power laser safety curtain immediately and momentarily shuts the interrupted segment down.