SunSat Design Competition
SunSat Design is an international competition intended to accelerate the conceptualization, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites that will collect energy in space and deliver it to earth as a non-polluting source of electrical power.
In the Third Round (2015-2016) of this competition, we are soliciting research and creative visualizations related to Wireless Power Transmission, a set of technological innovations that are key to development of workable space solar power systems.
THE DESIGN PROJECT
The purpose of the SunSat Design initiative is to move space solar power out of the research labs and onto the public agenda. This is being done by virtual story-telling and networking on a global basis, explaining what space solar power is and how and why it will become the ultimate renewable energy resource for Planet Earth.
The strategy is to link global scientific communities with university-based (and other) digital media labs for the purposes of advancing knowledge of space-based solar power satellites (SunSats) and illustrating their many Earth-energy applications.
Winning designs are high-impact digital art, supported by credible science, engineering and business plans, that best promote media understanding and public acceptance of a path forward in using space satellites to deliver energy on-demand to any and all places on earth.
The SunSat Competition is an initiative of:
To bring a new level of visualization and international understanding to the concepts of Space Solar Power (SSP) and Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) using SSP, Ohio University has committed facilities and equipment, faculty and staff expertise and student time and talent.
WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER THEME AND GUIDELINES