Space-based solar panels supply energy to earth

Space-based solar panels supply energy to earth

Wild Card's progress: advanced

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Scientists/researchers

The source of this Wild Card: 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=will-space-based-solar-power-finally-see-the-light-of-day

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
A new technology enables affordable and efficient large space-based solar panels, which by beaming microwaves provide most of the world's energy needs. The energy is clean and renewable, the source is infinite.