Title: Studies on competitiveness of space and terrestrial solar power plants using global energy model

Authors: Lev S. Belyaev, Oleg V. Marchenko, Sergei P. Filippov, Sergei V. Solomin

Addresses: Energy Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 130 Lermontov str., Irkutsk 664033, Russia. ' Energy Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 130 Lermontov str., Irkutsk 664033, Russia. ' Energy Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 130 Lermontov str., Irkutsk 664033, Russia. ' Energy Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 130 Lermontov str., Irkutsk 664033, Russia

Abstract: Global energy model GEM-10R has been used to analyse the possible conditions and scale of using space and terrestrial solar power plants in the long-term perspective (up to the end of the 21st century). Different external conditions, when these alternative energy technologies may be feasible, have been revealed and discussed.

Keywords: global energy model; space-based power systems; lunar power systems; solar power satellites; solar power plants; solar energy; energy technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2006.008386

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2006 Vol.25 No.1/2, pp.94 - 108

Available online: 15 Dec 2005 *

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