Research Article Open Access

Global High-Power Rectenna Site Selection

Oleg Nizhnik1
  • 1 , Japan
Energy Research Journal
Volume 3 No. 1, 2012, 12-19


Published On: 28 August 2012

How to Cite: Nizhnik, O. (2012). Global High-Power Rectenna Site Selection. Energy Research Journal, 3(1), 12-19.


The reasons for implementing a high power density (>1 kW/m2) terrestrial rectenna for a space power plant system are described. The physical limitations on rectenna implementation are outlined and formal criteria for the rectenna site selection are proposed. The best site found was Mikura-jima, Japan.



  • Rectenna
  • Power Satellite
  • Solar Satellite
  • Site Selection
  • Land Footprint