The IAA study group examined the technical feasibility of the concept, prospective markets and expected policy issues. The report describes and evaluates three alternative solar power satellite concepts, and concludes with a high-level set of findings and specific set of recommendations for the global space and energy community.
The study concluded SSP is technically feasible, but that economics of solar power satellites "can only be determined by means of international end-to-end systems studies, focused technology maturation and systems-level demonstrations. An international roadmap for realizing this goal is presented, which could achieve a major pilot-plant scale demonstration within 10-15 years."
Reuters, covering the release of the report, said that: