Solar Energy Harvesting from Solar Power Satellite

10 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019

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Praveen Boddu

Saveetha School of Engineering, Student

B. Satish Kumar

Saveetha School of Engineering, Students

Kirupa Ganapathy

Saveetha School of Engineering

T. Suresh

Saveetha School of Engineering, Students

P. Kiran

Saveetha School of Engineering, Students

Date Written: March 29, 2019

Abstract

Nowadays electronic circuits are widely used which in turn increased the demand for power in future. Solar energy, which is non-renewable energy can be used. But only 1/100th part of total solar energy is received on the earth. There are many satellites which are being used for many applications. A Satellite with a specific application for generating power from solar energy is proposed which can be used to transmit the stored energy to the earth station in the form of microwaves (RF signal). This kind of satellites are called as solar power satellites (SPS) and these are placed in LEO/MEO so that they would be able to face the sun 99% of the time. These Solar Power Satellites collect energy from the sun and convert them to DC power and stores in a battery reserve. This DC power from the battery reserve can be converted into RF energy of required frequency using a device called Magnetron and the converted power is transmitted to the earth station antenna which is coupled to an array of Rectifier circuit so that the received RF power is then converted to DC energy. The motive behind the Solar power satellites is environmental pollution due to carbon dioxide emissions from thermal power plants and global warming.

Suggested Citation

Boddu, Praveen and Kumar, B. Satish and Ganapathy, Kirupa and Suresh, T. and Kiran, P., Solar Energy Harvesting from Solar Power Satellite (March 29, 2019). Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Computing in Science, Technology and Management (SUSCOM), Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur - India, February 26-28, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3362183 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3362183

Praveen Boddu (Contact Author)

Saveetha School of Engineering, Student ( email )

Chennai, 602105
India
9884159996 (Phone)

B. Satish Kumar

Saveetha School of Engineering, Students ( email )

Chennai
India

Kirupa Ganapathy

Saveetha School of Engineering ( email )

Chennai
India

T. Suresh

Saveetha School of Engineering, Students ( email )

Chennai
India

P. Kiran

Saveetha School of Engineering, Students ( email )

Chennai
India

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