Moon-Powered Solar: Harnessing Clean Energy from Space
ESA's SOLARIS project investigates the feasibility of space-based solar power to provide clean energy on Earth. Swiss Astrostrom designed the Greater Earth-Lunar Power Station with 23 megawatts of energy for lunar surface operations. Discover the project's findings and implications for terrestrial power alternatives with ESA's Discovery programme.
Jul 14, 2023 // Technology, ESA, SOLARIS
ESA finishes initial phase of 3.6-MW solar project for cannabis firm
ESA is introducing the conclusion of the very first phase of a new 3.6 MW solar project in Central Florida. This three-phase solar farm project belongs to ESA's ongoing efforts to supply pathways to decarbonization for companies as well as neighborhoods nationwide.
May 23, 2023 // Plants, ESA, Solar Project
Solar Farm in Space? European Space Agency Contemplates the Idea
Scientists are propogating an enthusiastic plan to harness solar power from orbit to power the planet. At a two-day conference in Paris, the European Space Agency (ESA), which the UK is a part of, is disputing ideas for developing a solar farm in space. To transfer microwave energy to Earth, analogous to the high-frequency radio waves located in a microwave oven, the SOLARIS project gathers sunshine over a huge location in space.
Nov 24, 2022 // Technology, Paris, ESA, SBSP, microwaves can pass through clouds, orbit to power the planet, space-based solar power, the European Space Agency
Solar Array Setup at a Space Station by NASA as well as ESA
Solar panels are powering the spacewalks of astronauts for the first time at the International Space Station.
Jun 25, 2021 // Plants, NASA, Solar Panels, ESA, solar array, astronauts
United States Q1 storage additions nudge 1GWh
New ability notes a boost of 252% over the first quarter of last year, says Wood Mackenzie
Jun 8, 2021 // Storage, USA, Wood Mackenzie, Energy Storage Association, North America, ESA
ESA and CNES select renewable energy to power Europe's Spaceport
Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, covers 700 square kilometres as well as makes up the launch variety, 3 functional launch facilities with another under development for Ariane 6, as well as propellant factory. Together they prepare to 20% of the country's energy supplies.
Nov 9, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, France, Europe, ESA, CNES, Teddy Peponnet
New 100GW US energy storage space objective 'completely practical and possible', states ESA
The United States Energy Storage Association (ESA) has actually taken on a target of 100GW of energy storage capability in the country by 2030, an ability it said would assist facilitate better penetration of renewables.
Aug 26, 2020 // Storage, USA, ENERGY STORAGE, Battery Storage, North America, Kelly Speakes-Backman, policy, decarbonisation, renewables, ESA, regulation
Bendy, ultra-thin solar cell
ESA has actually backed the development of this flexible, ultra-thin solar cell to provide the most effective power to mass proportion for area goals.
Mar 16, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, ESA, Azur Space Solar Power, tf2