The Solar Satellite Project


The Solar Satellite


The Solar Satellite is a MEEZAN prototype for a concentrated solar power parabolic heater that reuses materials, heats water, and can produce electricity by using concentrated solar energy.

A light sensor and motor are currently in development so that a sun tracking, motorised version can be produced. This will be used to run a heat powered motor in order to supply free and renewable power to our other projects, such as the Freedom Machine.

MEEZAN will build a ‘Solar Satellite’ prototype that reuses materials, heats water, and can produce electricity by using concentrated solar energy. Working with families across Jordan, this “Solar Satellite” will help provide electricity and hot water by utilizing resources available in their local communities.

Utilizing disused satellite dishes, this prototype will show that this design is practical in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and importing expensive fuels to fuel generators. A combination of motors that keep the satellite dish pointed to the sun, using reflective material to direct the sun’s energy, and a power conversion unit (Stirling engine) to generate electricity (or heat water) will provide a basic solution for households to become more energy independent and save money.

Legislation in Jordan that provides an opportunity where households will be able to sell electricity back to the grid, and not attempt to store it with prohibitively expensive storage systems. This is an additional benefit of this system.

By creating this prototype, we will show the local Jordanian consumer that it is possible to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and will help reduce the electricity bills of the households and reduce CO2 production. In addition, the main material for construction is a reused satellite dish. We utilize local materials and support small workshops and local labor. Accordingly, this project will develop skills, a market, production resources and create jobs by producing the Solar Satellite.