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Published on April 23rd, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers


Airborne Wind Turbine Video from Altaeros Energies — Seeing Is Believing

April 23rd, 2012 by  


Airborne wind turbine

Tina Casey previously reported on a helium-based airborne wind turbine from Altaeros Energies capable of delivering electricity from elevations ranging from 350 feet to 1000 feet. The image used for her post was a donut, reflecting the shape of the device.

Now Altaeros Energies has released a YouTube video, featuring explanatory notes on how the system works and how electricity is distributed.

Not so sure how the system — which could easily have been used for a scene in the movie Blade Runner — works with air traffic controllers. However, the technology is impressive and is said to deliver far more juice from its elevated altitudes. Check out the new video:

Source & Photo: Altaeros Energies

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About the Author

is a writer, producer, and director. Meyers was editor and site director of Green Building Elements, a contributing writer for CleanTechnica, and is founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.

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