Wind power

Flying wind turbine, from Bat to Kite


There flying wind turbineshown in the photo above it really exists, and is placed at a height of 1000 feet from the ground. To develop theflying wind turbineit was theAltaeros Energies, a company linked to MIT specializing in thewind energy. Thereflying wind turbinewas presented to the world in Alaska during a demonstration about to break the height record for onewind turbine.

There flying wind turbineis called "Altaeros BAT”And is the result of a project that lasted 18 months and has an economic value of 1.3 million dollars. There flying wind turbine has the ability to produce wind energy at a height of about 305 meters above the ground.

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The acronym BAT stands for Buoyant Airborne Tourbineand emphasizes the "floating" nature ofwind turbinewhich appears to float in the area. The Altaeros Energies project was funded, at least in part, by the Alaska Energy Agency's Fund for New Energy Technologies; the project will be the first long-term demonstration of flying wind turbine.

Who wants to stroll under the sky where the flying wind turbineAltaeros Bat, will have to take the trouble to reach Alaska: the project is currently underway in a location south of Fairbanks.

Altaeros company designed the flying turbineBAT to produce low-cost electricity for powering centers located in remote locations, currently powered by electricity networks based on polluting and expensive diesel generators. The public interested in the adoption of a flying wind turbineas theBATit is made up of agricultural and telecommunication companies, relief organizations but also military bases which, due to their position, have difficult access to the electricity grid.

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High-altitude wind
Those who follow the world of renewables will know well that theturbineAltaeros BAT is not the first flying wind turbine in history. In this context, among the projects that have caused the most sensation, we remember theflying wind turbinespurchased by Google from the company Makani Power. Start-up Makani Power, in 2006 alone received a $ 10 million loan from Google, a second investment dates back to 2008 when the web giant invested another $ 5 million. There is also a German project with the Kite wind turbine on rails and an all-Italian project with the first KiteGen prototypes.

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Video: Airborne Wind Turbine Flight Demonstrations (October 2020).