Latest Airborne wind turbine Stories
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google is looking to take flight. On Thursday the search giant, through its secretive Google X division — which is responsible for research and development — acquired Makani Power. Google had previously invested $15 million in the company that develops autonomous airborne wind turbines. The acquisition comes a week after Makani Power carried out its first fully autonomous flights of robot kites bearing power generating...
U.S. scientists considering wind power tapped by high-flying kites say New York City is a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds. Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution and Cristina Archer of California State University have compiled the first global survey of wind energy available at high altitudes and say such winds contain enough energy to meet world demand 100 times over. There is a huge amount of energy available in high altitude winds, Caldeira said. These winds blow much...
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