Energy Screens were energy fields produced by shipboard generators used to dissipate incoming energy, ranging from blaster fire to stellar radiation.

As the screens absorbed more and more radiation, they became weaker and weaker until they eventually collapsed and the radiation buffers needed to be replaced manually (on smaller ships) or be purged, which would require a discharge facility. Military vessels carried huge and multiple radiation buffers, allowing them to take more incoming fire.

Energy screens could be installed on ships, planetary installations, or personal armour, but the main design was the same just on different scales.

Energy screens were almost always layered with kinetic screens to provide defence against multiple types of threat.