An air turbine for marginal areas

An air turbine for marginal areas

April 6, 2014

Altaeros EnergiesKnowing that wind energy is positioning itself as one of the most important green energies, and trying to innovate, Altaeros Energies, a company founded in 2010 within MIT, presented its “Buoyant Airborne Turbine” prototype, BAT for friends. This prototype seeks to be a low-cost solution to bring energy to remote places where people are still dependent on fossil fuels.

Sounds like a classic startup speech, right? There is a problem and we have an ingenious solution, which in this case is also extremely simple. A three-bladed turbine inside a helium-inflated industrial fabric shell connected to a ground station to receive electricity from the wind turbine and control the aerostat.

via An air turbine for underserved areas – FayerWayer.

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