|A Pictorial Representation Of The Idea That I Have ( image courstey Mafic studio)|
|A Mega Solar Farm|
- The energy converted by the photo voltaic cells are then converted into microwaves & transmitted to the earth
- The receivers can be orbiting or stationary on the earth.
- They collect the Microwave energy and then convert them into the form suitable for our use.
- The main drawback is that the microwave spreads for a large distance before reaching the earth.
- The intensity is reduced so we need to use large collectors at receiver's side.
|Representation Of Above Idea|
- The above drawback can be overcomed in this method.
- The deviation in the LASER beam is very less & is within centimetres.
- The disadvantage of this method is that the laser beam is deflected by the clouds. So if the place is covered by clouds then it can not be transmitted at that place.
- They do not produce green house gases & also since they are away from earth they do not pollute the environment.
- If the initial cost are met it is the best alternative.
- They're not constrained by night/day cycles, the weather, or the changing seasons. And indeed, they would be much more efficient than any kind of ground-based station.
- The collection of solar energy in space is seven times greater per unit area than on the surface of the planet. Moreover, the amount of solar energy available up there is staggering — on the order of billions of times greater than what we draw today; the Earth receives only one part in 2.3 billion of the Sun's output. The potential for scalability is enormous, to say the least.