|The first benefit of solar power satellites or powersats is the fact that space-based solar power collection is virtually unaffected by the day and night cycles of the sun, with only minor effects from orbital eclipse. On the earth’s surface, solar panels can only collect solar energy for a maximum of 9 hours per day and when there is cloud cover this number is even lower. Space-based solar power can be collected 24 hours per day for the majority of the year and this means at least 5 times more space-based solar power can be collected than that collected by solar panels on the surface. That’s 5:1 in favour of space-based solar power. In areas where it is frequently cloudy, this number jumps to 25:1.
Space-based solar power is a method of
using solar power satellites to collect solar
energy so that it can be distributed for use all
over the earth. With this amazing technology,
space-based solar power is the future of power
generation. What else makes space-based solar power a
viable energy source for the future? It is fast.
The energy can be transmitted from the solar power
satellites to the receiving stations and then
between receiving stations in just seconds. This is
all accomplished via a wireless transfer of the
energy and the result is dispatchable, base-load
power, which can then power homes and businesses as
effectively as the more traditional forms of power