I found this article on the future of wind on Treehugger.com. It features nine designs for wind turbines of the future. The designs include airborne turbines, turbines for low wind-speed sites, bladeless wind power (we’ve featured this Windstalk before!), wind turbine lenses, vertical axis turbines (we’ve covered these as well), quiet wind turbines, wind power storage, community wind power, and turbines for offshore wind. The photos are awesome. Here are some to check out:
Filed Under: Offshore wind, Turbines
Maggie Huang says
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If it flown with tethers attached in front of the inflatable part, the wind will automatically be coming from the direction of the tethers. Think of a kite.
So The Altaeros Airborne Wind Turbine being a horizontal axis turbine doesn’t need any of the wind direction indication?…. If needed why no trying a vertical axis..