AIRBORNE WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS
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Flying wind turbines!
What's wrong with regular wind turbines? Nothing!
They are great power sources, but airborne wind energy systems (AWES) have some unique advantages:
They use higher, stronger and more stable winds
They use much less material
They are mobile
They have no tower with a moment on the base, making them uniquely suited for offshore plants.
There are multiple kinds of awes. They have in common that they use tensile structures instead of a tower and can harvest higher, more powerful and steady winds. Until we've got our own introduction online, enjoy this third party content:
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More features are going to be added soonish.