The Roscosmos Foundation said its scientists have designed a space power station project that can send solar energy from space to the rugged hinterland of Earth or another spacecraft.
And the Russian corporation added, in a statement: that the Russian Space Systems Corporation, which is affiliated with our corporation, has completed work on the project of a promising space solar power plant. This plant can guarantee the regular supply of electricity to remote regions – such as islands, mountains, and far northern regions – of the Earth, regardless of the “weather conditions, around the clock.
The space station can also send power to other spacecraft – especially in emergencies.
This energy complex will include space and ground facilities.
There will be a transmitter in space: an unmanned 70-square meter spacecraft to collect the sun’s energy and send it back to Earth.
A receiver unit will be deployed on Earth’s surface that includes a system of mobile ground antennas that receive solar energy from the spacecraft through a laser channel, convert it, and distribute it.
The Russian Foundation indicated that energy will be transferred from the station to the Earth with minimal energy loss and that the capacity and effectiveness of solar panels in space are several times greater than those used on the surface of the Earth currently.