High-Altitude Winds Hold Sky-High Promise for Meeting Electricity Needs : CleanTechnica

Posted: 6/17/2009 by Floyd in Labels:
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This seems to be a promising adventure but to be able to actually do it seems another matter entirely, reading this article from clean technica about the high altitude winds but getting those and being able to make this work could be problematic but I would hope they keep trying and maybe come up with some workable plan, it could benefit the environment and go a long way in making us a more cleaner and efficient world.

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You’ve heard of commercial wind turbines in farm fields, offshore turbines on the water, even small wind turbines on the rooftops of homes, but high-altitude winds are also being studied as a potential energy source.

The first-ever study of high-altitude winds by the Carnegie Institution and California State University says winds in the jet stream, about 30,000 feet up, would be the ideal source to exploit. And the sky over New York is a prime spot, along with population centers in the eastern United States and East Asia.

High-Altitude Winds Hold Sky-High Promise for Meeting Electricity Needs : CleanTechnica

2 comments:

  1. Gran says:

    Wow, what an idea!

  1. Floyd says:

    Yep, I think they need to do some more testing on this one, seems to have quite a bit of promise.