What economic purpose can low cost access to orbit provide beyond universal satellite broadband and surface observing telescopes?  The first proposed use for such a capability is space solar power – since almost the first envisioned space travel in the 1940s.  But access to orbit has been too expensive and the power delivered would have been ten times or more what we pay for electricity today.  What if you could turn that upside down and be able to provide energy at one tenth the cost of today?  Energy that can be stored chemically via fuel synthesis plants for use in transport that can’t be converted to electric like aircraft or shipping. Energy that is available all the time anywhere on the planet via a low-intensity microwave beam that penetrates clouds, rain and snow and darkness.  The technology mostly exists today, but exceedingly little recent effort has gone into design to cost to scale up such a plan.

How transformational would it be to be able to build a microwave power-receiving antenna anywhere on the planet and receive clean continuous energy for less than 3 cents per kilowatt hour?  Communities could exist wherever they choose, farmland could produce energy as well as produce at much higher power density than wind or solar could ever hope.


Virtus Solis has created the first design to cost space solar power system able to undercut fossil fuels on cost.



John Bucknell - CEO | Founder