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Mitsubishi Heavy takes step toward long-distance wireless power

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' wireless power transmission system is expected to have a broad range of applications, from transportation to offshore wind turbines. It may even make space-based solar power generation possible.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' experimental wireless power transmission system lights up the letters MHI, on a receiving panel at its Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works.

     The Japanese heavy equipment maker said Thursday it has succeeded in transmitting electricity wirelessly in a Feb. 24 test at its Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works in Japan's western Hyogo Prefecture.

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