"According to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or Jaxa, the researchers were able to transform 1.8 kilowatts of electric power into microwaves and transmit it with accuracy into a receiver located 55 metres away.
In an experiment conducted last week in Hyogo prefecture in western Japan, the microwaves were successfully converted into direct electrical current, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The experiment was the first in the world to send out high-output microwaves wirelessly to a small target, a Jaxa spokesman said."
"Researchers “are aiming for practical use in the 2030s,” Yasuyuki Fukumuro, a researcher at Jaxa, said.
According to Jaxa, a receiver set up on Earth with an approximately 3-kilometre radius could create up to one gigawatt of electricity, about the same as one nuclear reactor."
I've cut out the most interesting snippets. That's a lot of power. Do you think it'll actually take off, why or why not?