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    Friday, March 01, 2019

    Flying New Energy

    Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

    February 20, 2019 (Carlos III University of Madrid via PhysOrg)

    “…[Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) replace the] expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine [with] a light tether and an aircraft (flexible giant kites or large drones)…[The ground generation scheme uses] the tension force of the tether to move an electrical generator on the ground…[In fly generation,] the electrical energy is produced by wind turbines onboard the aircraft and transmitted to the ground by a conductive tether…

    …[Both AWES approaches] present low installation and material costs and operate at high altitude (over 500 metres) where winds are more intense and less intermittent. They also present a low visual impact and their easier transportation make them suitable for producing energy in remote and difficult access areas…Research activities and the creation of new companies related to the generation of energy at…[over 500 metres] by using kites and drones have grown significantly in the last few years due to the financial support from the European Commission and private companies such as Google…” click here for more

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