Burning Mars | 1.4 TW | Playa, Mars

Published: 31 Mar 2021

Mars is the next frontier for human existence, but its future is doomed if we replicate the systems failing Earth today. The self-sustaining technologies of solar power, cryptocurrency and the radical self-reliance philosophies of the Burning Man movement are the socio-techno-economic tools that Martians will need for a resilient and zero environmental impact world. For that reason, in the spirit of Communal Effort, Sun Exchange is launching our most radical solar project yet. We are bringing solar power to Burning Mars…. on Mars. Scheduled for 2026, Burning Mars will mark the birth of Civic Responsibility on the planet, so it must be 100% solar powered.

However, with Mars being so much further from the life-giving forces of our star, it will require twice as many solar panels to produce the same amount of energy than they would on Earth. It is more efficient to capture solar energy from Earth’s surface and transmit it to Mars, but this presents a major technical challenge.

We are delighted to announce that Sun Exchange’s solar engineers have now solved this problem having just completed the development of a photovoltaic concentrator that can capture solar energy here on Earth, and send it as a super high powered laser beam to the Red Planet over 54.6 million kilometers away. To prevent laser beam divergence over distance, our team has created an entirely new light waveform called 'Fractal Oscillating Organic Luminosity.' In this process, the laser is split into a double helix structure and rotated at light speed, exerting a centripetal force onto the photons preventing them from scattering over time and space. Orbiting self-cleaning mirrors will reflect the 1.4TW laser beam to a receiving station on the Burning Mars Playa, where it’ll be converted back into electricity to meet all energy needs.

This is the first Sun Exchange project to provide free energy to another celestial body, and you can and should be involved. The Sun Exchange community has always been at the forefront of putting cutting edge technology to work for the good of the planet. This time it is no different, just a different planet.


Update: Thanks for having a little April Fools Day fun with us! :) While our goal is to continue to provide sustainable, reliable and efficient energy to everyone, everywhere - we also realise the importance of achieving that on planet Earth first. Creating a carbon free world ensures that we can continue to enjoy our home planet for decades to come. Head over to our projects page, and start earning with purpose today.