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Japan Pavilion at WEFS to showcase SSPS

17 companies and organizations for WFES 2015 and 2 companies and organizations for IWS 2015 will take part as partners of the Japan pavilion located near Halls 8 & 9. At the Japan pavilion, there will be symbolic exhibits under the theme of ‘Solar Power Energy’.

This symbolic exhibition area will introduce SSPS (Space Solar Power Systems) studied and developed by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) under a support from METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).

SSPS is a space-based solar power plant that generates energy by collecting sunlight in geostationary orbit. The energy is then transmitted to the ground in the form of microwaves or laser beams, and converted into electricity and hydrogen for practical use.

In addition to this exhibit, the pavilion will also showcase a H-IIA launch vehicle model (1/33 scale), one of the Japan’s flagship launch vehicles.

Together with SSPS, the Japan pavilion will be introducing a propositional exhibit, a future environmental island, Green Float which utilizes the energy transmitted by SSPS. Green Float is a city in the sky that floats on the water rising 700-1,000m above the equator where temperatures are stable at 26-28°C year-round and the impact of typhoon is minimal.

Its innovations include the following:
•An energy distribution system that uses direct current. (zero loss in DC-AC conversion )
•A seawater desalination plant that makes fountain of fresh water above the ocean.
•Captures surrounding CO2 with CCS (Carbon dioxide capture and storage) system

At this symbolic exhibition area, there will be authorities from both exhibiting companies and organizations to explain the technologies and welcome visitors with Japanese hospitality.