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Wind Power Goes Sky-High

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Airborne turbine harvests power from high-altitude winds

Altaeros is on the way up. The Boston-based renewable energy startup said in a press release that it has successfully tested a prototype of its airborne wind turbine -- a jet engine-shaped, helium-filled balloon with a conventional wind turbine inside.  In the prototype test, the device was tethered to a transmission cable and lifted to 350 feet, where, according to the company, it......read more

Airborne Wind Energy Takes Off

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Kite-like flying wing prototype hits the sky

Wind energy may be clean, green and renewable, but she's an erratic power mistress. The problem, it seems, is elementary physics: there's more friction closer to the ground, so wind is slower and less consistent than it is way up the atmosphere. Enter airborne wind energy, which seeks to take advantage of high-altitude winds to generate usable power on land. Having been around since this 19th......read more

Airborne Wind Turbine to Bring Clean Energy to Alaska

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Altaeros Energies looks to serve the energy needs of remote areas with its Buoyant Airbone Turbine

Ryan Grenoble for the Huffington Post: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a ... high-altitude flying wind turbine. A company by the name of Altaeros Energies, borne from the labs at MIT, is poised to break the record for the highest wind turbine ever deployed, with plans to float an electricity-generating device at an altitude of 1,000 feet above a site south of Fairbanks, Alaska. The......read more

Wild Nothing, "Paradise"

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Dreamy, airborne clip starring Michelle Williams

Known for playing complex roles in critically-acclaimed films, Michelle Williams is pretty much everyone's favorite actress. Here she brings her dramatic talents to the new music video for Wild Nothing's "Paradise." In the clip, her character takes an airborne journey from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls, bumping the moody pop song on her pink Walkman. Williams carries the moody vibe beautifully,......read more

Solar Bell by Tomas Saraceno

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Artist's aerial sculpture envisions a future of airborne buildings

Trained as an architect, Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno explores the notion of floating buildings with large-scale installations like his latest, "Solar Bell," a collaboration with the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at TU Delft in The Netherlands. Built using carbon fiber tubing and thin, flexible solar panel "sails," the structure taps into the threefold forces of gravity, wind, and sun to......read more

Photo Gallery: Striking Shots from Above

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Alex MacLean goes airborne to document the complex relationship between humans and nature.

As an architecture student at Harvard, Alex MacLean took a community planning course that exposed him to the practice of aerial photography. Inspired by the human-imposed grids and patterns he saw from the sky, MacLean pursued his pilot's licence and has since become one of America's preeminent sky photographers, having shot over much of the country and co-authored several books exploring the......read more

Eton BoostTurbine 2000

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Backup battery pack with hand turbine power generator keeps you charged up and connected $60.00

The latest charging unit from the bright minds at Etón allows you to power up your mobile devices anytime, anywhere. The BoostTurbine 2000 is a durable back-up battery with a hand turbine power generator and a rechargeable 2000mAh lithium battery. Featuring a Micro-USB DC input along with a standard USB port, the BoostTurbine is compatible with almost any mobile device. And when the......read more

Get Ready For the Next Generation of Wind Turbines

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GE's 'Brilliant' turbine tech addresses the problem of intermittent winds

Advancements in wind power technology generally come in small steps, as companies make incremental improvements in turbine efficiency and power. But GE appears to have leapfrogged ahead with a new line of wind turbines that generate between 20 and 24 percent more power than the previous best turbine in its class. The technology is particularly notable because it addresses the problem of......read more

World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Launched in UK

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The 175-turbine London Array project produces enough energy for half a million homes

Britain solidified its position as global leader in offshore wind power by announcing the launch of the London Array, a 630MW project near the mouth of the Thames River. The 1.5 billion pound ($2.3 billion) wind farm has 175 Siemens 3.6MW turbines, enough to power half a million homes. The project is owned by Denmark's Dong Energy, Germany's E.On and Masdar, of Abu Dhabi. Its official launch......read more

GE Weaving Fabric-Covered Wind Turbine Blades

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Advanced turbine tech could put wind energy on equal footing as fossil fuels

If all goes according to General Electric's plans, the next generation of wind turbine blades will be wrapped in fabric. With a $5.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) program, GE is developing a new fabric-covered wind turbine blade that the company says will perform just as well as conventional fiberglass blades,......read more

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