Space launch costs are dropping rapidly. Solar panels are cheaper than ever. Could space-based solar power soon be price-competitive with nuclear? Promoted as a zero-carbon solution, classified military space planes have also been conducting experiments into wireless power transmission. The FT’s Peggy Hollinger looks at whether space-based solar power can move beyond science fiction. #Solarpower See if you get the FT for free as a student (or start a £ 1 trial: ► Check out our Community tab for more stories or to suggest videos. ► Listen to our podcasts: ► Follow us on Instagram :.