Global Power Grid - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


"Series of Independent Survival on Mars", the author's planning to publish here, and the beginning, Part 1 - Energy Solution is particular for this year's conference. The abstract: Quite a few problems have to be encountered to the colonist on other planets. The primary is Energy, which is the foundation of survival, not like on Earth "food just enough for survival", there is no sufficient sunlight on Mars. So this paper gives the energy solution: devices of energy collection and Multi-function Energy Storage are integrated into a global power grid of Mars; the decisive technology - Converter-train has been offered by the author; at the same time, transform-set has been proposed to constitute AC local smart grid (or sub-grid) for Mars' community. Converter-train can realize dozen MV extremely high voltage transmission; A conceptual design of the upgraded wind power plant will include the energy collection ability of wide wind speed range; Energy storage will balance the grid power supply-demand. And via integrating transform-set technology with them, all the devices can provide inertia to stabilize AC local smart grid. With Mars Power Grid, sufficient even surplus power can be provided for cooking and heating, planting and even stockbreeding, transportation, industry, etc. Then it will realize colonists self-sufficient totally on Mars.

The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. This convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.

You can register on the main website After you register, you can access the convention's main application Attendify at using code "TakingFlight".

More info and session listings are in the hub world, code PDK958

This meeting is interactive. Most of the time the speakers and members are appearing on a Zoom screen. You will be able to grab the mike so you can talk to the people in Zoom.

Speaker: Jianlong Bai