Kite power

Element - - Clean Technology -

The trend for mak­ing ever-larger elec­tric­ity pro­duc­ing wind tur­bines was only ever go­ing to end up here. Sky Wind power Cor­po­ra­tion in­tends to trans­form the re­new­able en­ergy port­fo­lio by en­abling con­ver­sion of vast and per­sis­tent en­ergy in high al­ti­tude winds into abun­dant elec­tri­cal power with its Fly­ing Elec­tric Gen­er­a­tors. These ro­tor­craft rise like he­li­copters to where suf­fi­cient wind en­ables a smooth tran­si­tion to their si­mul­ta­ne­ously act­ing as kites to stay aloft and as wind­mills to gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity. Power flows to the grid via their an­chor­ing teth­ers. The com­pany claims ca­pac­ity fac­tors two to four times greater com­pared to land-based tur­bines, and cite ex­cel­lent po­ten­tial for this tech­nol­ogy in coun­tries where high al­ti­tude winds blow per­sis­tently which in­clude Europe, Ja­pan, Korea, most of China, most of the con­ti­nen­tal United States and Aus­tralia, north­east­ern Africa, and the most pop­u­lous ar­eas of Ar­gentina and Canada, and lit­tle old New Zealand. The kites will be high, very high. Wind ve­loc­ity is typ­i­cally two to three times as great at 30,000 feet, as it is at 100 feet above ground, and it is in­tended that they could reach this al­ti­tude.

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