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Airborne Wind Turbine

Altaeros Energies was founded in 2010 by MIT and Harvard colleagues. The company has developed a floating wind turbine and after some successful tests, the Altaeros team is confident that their project could become a successful power source. This Airborne Wind Turbine has very simple composition. As we all know, winds that move high above the ground level are much stronger than the winds who “operate” closer to the ground level. So, explained as simple as possible, a helium filled, tube-shaped balloon lifts the turbine off the ground to a higher height. The airborne turbines are held steady by strong tethers, which send electricity generated by the turbine back down to the ground. (read more >)

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