The SDTA is applicable to any Lunar or Martian NASA surface mission that requires large amounts of power. A first mission for the SDTA might be with an in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) robotic mission, where the array could be deployed on Mars and tested while supplying power for ISRU. A large number of modules could be built up on Mars in preparation for a human landing. The design is also very applicable to the moon, and could be simplified due to the lack of wind loading and the lower gravity.
The SDTA design will be able to deploy in a 1 g environment, and so could be applied to terrestrial applications where a deployable collapsible array is needed. This self-deploying tent array concept can potentially have military and civilian applications. Providing power for remote camps or isolated equipment operation would be one possible application. Due to its ability to be stowed and deployed easily and its modular/scalable output power capability, it could be viable as an emergency or disaster relief power supply. In such a situation, it could power items such as communications towers or water filtration systems.