New Air Borne Turbine Enables Wind Power In More Locations


Wind turbines suffer from inconsistency due to the varying levels of wind that blow at ground level. Wind in the upper atmosphere blows with much more power and more consistently. In order to exploit this more constant energy source many companies have been trying to develop ways of positioning turbines at high altitude. Building taller wind turbines is not effective, due to the engineering difficulties, the manufacturing, transport, and construction of the tower, and the maintenance and repairs. The costs would be far too high. Instead companies…

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