26 Feb 2020
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including Airborne Wind Energy.
Alphabet/ Google and Facebook exiting large drones does not mean such aircraft are a failure.
In Alphabet, a sister company of Google, was acquisition Makani in California and later Hawaii trialling a huge drone with eight propeller-generators and a 70 meter wingspan.
15 Aug 2019
Military Vehicles on Land
The need for electric vehicles in military applications is strong. The speed of advance of an army is still limited by speed of providing fuel and other "materiel" as they call it. 20% of deaths are suffered simply providing fuel. The US Military has a program to reduce fuel consumption by 70% because of this.
11 Sep 2018
Windlift is an engineering and computer programming company based in North Carolina. The company develops technology for Airborne Wind Energy (AWE).
3 Sep 2018
Airborne Wind Energy 2018 Survey Results and Forecast
AWE should be seen as part of a bigger picture. The next generation of zero emission electricity producing technologies has no huge steel and concrete infrastructure, so it can have much less cost and installation time and making it redeployable.
10 Oct 2017
Commercialisation of AWE
Some findings from the new IDTechEx report, "Airborne Wind Energy 2017-2027"
28 Mar 2017
Airborne Wind Energy: sophisticated technology, primitive marketing
The technology of Airborne Wind Energy AWE has progressed in leaps and bounds recently as many developers prepare to sell them.
7 Mar 2017
Kite power: Diesel killer or wind turbine killer?
The new IDTechEx report, "Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) 2017-2027" finds that making electricity by flying kites and the like can potentially address two very different opportunities: kill diesel or kill wind turbines.