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Scientists suggest space laser could fix renewable energy problems

A scientist at Dundee University is building a laser that can convert sun beams into energy, the Daily Times has reported.

Satellites with the technology will orbit the earth, covered in mirrors to help them harvest the sunlight and convert it into laser light.

They will create energy using semi-conductors which can then be shot back down to earth.

Dr Adrian Quarterman, the physicist behind the project, told the Daily Times: “What this will do is be able to fire at solar panels to boost the energy they are receiving.”

Initial trials in Scotland were successful and Dr Quarterman is now hoping to move the trials to Portugal.

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