Space Solar Power
Nowadays space solar power is the new trace of alternative energy source. A solar power based satellite will be sent in space and it will gather energy direct form the sunlight and the satellite will transfer the energy wirelessly on Earth. Due to our Earth’s atmosphere when the sun light reaches the earth surface it mostly loses a big part of it. But in space the satellite can gather the 100% energy of sunlight without any difficulty which can give us large amount of energy for everyday need.
The Major Benefits of space solar power are it never produces greenhouse gasses or hazardous wastes like other nuclear based power plants. It can produce energy 24 hours a day and will not stop like earthly solar and wind based plants. It will bring energy independence for all the nations developing this technology and it will also give a new horizon in limiting the earth based energy resources. Space solar power plant can be carry across any part of the world one can imagine and can solve their daily life problems. It can be used in producing power in the power grid and desalination of sea water.
International Conference about Space Solar Power 2005
Major disadvantages of space solar power are due to high cost of this project it is still in papers. However after the International Conference about Space Solar Power 2005 (icassp 2005) USA and other countries especially industrialists are funding this project. This project can permanently put an end to our search for the ultimate, clean renewable source of energy.
Many scientists got different views about the infrastructure of this plant. But still we can divide the structure into some specific parts: Ground Launching Infrastructure, Earth-to-Orbit Transportation system and In-Space Infrastructure system
Nowadays the increase in global energy demand and global warming is growing directly proportion to the increase in population growth. To reduce the pollution in earth but still supplying the necessary energy to the nation we can have a very fresh look about this Space solar power project as a resource of renewable energy.