Photos of the Day — BAT: The Buoyant Airborne Turbine

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:27pm
ECN Staff

The Altaeros Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT) integrates a shell, turbine, tethers, and a ground station to combine aerospace and wind turbine technology and solve many of the problems associated with wind energy.

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Floating at a height of 1,000 feet, the BAT catches winds five to eight times more powerful than the winds available to a turbine only a few hundred feet up, and it generates twice as much power as a traditional setup.

In addition to the improved efficiency, the BAT solves environmental concerns associated with traditional wind turbines, and it presumably isn’t as much of an eyesore.




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