Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Airborne wind turbine

A giant kite that captures wind energy. Well, more like a tube-shaped blimp, as it’s helium-filled, although it is tied to the ground.

From a recent press release from Altaeros Energies:

http://www.altaerosenergies.com/AltaerosPressRelease032712.pdf

The AWT uses a helium-filled, inflatable shell to ascend to higher altitudes where winds are more consistent and over five times stronger than those reached by traditional tower-mounted turbines. Strong tethers hold the AWT steady and send electricity down to the ground.