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Giant kites on the horizon as energy researchers look skywards horizon-magazine.eu

Giant kites on the horizon as energy researchers look skywards

At ground level, wind does not blow at a consistent speed, but at a height of 1 000 metres or more winds blow at a speed of 10-12 metres per second almost everywhere, all of the time. 'In principle all electricity generation could come from high-altitude wind,' said Professor Moritz Diehl, who leads the European Research Council-funded HIGHWIND project. 'I believe that high-altitude wind power has good potential in Europe.' 'Even if they are only used for 600 hours a year they will still be cheaper than other renewable energy sources.'

Dec. 3, 2014 Go to Article