Solaren Space Solar Power (SSP) Converts Sunlight in Space to Electricity on Earth
The Sun’s radiant energy is approximately 1,365 watts per square meter in earth orbit. In geostationary earth orbit (GEO), which is approximately 22,300 miles (36,000 km) above Earth’s equator, a solar power satellite is immersed in sunlight for 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year. Solar arrays on the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) convert this solar power into electricity. The electricity is converted to radio frequency (RF) power and transmitted to an earth receiving station. The ground receive antenna converts the RF power directly into electricity and transmits it to the customer via the electrical grid. The essential elements of a Solaren SSP Plant are the solar power satellite (SPS) system, the ground receive station (GRS), and the SSP plant command and control center.