#35. Airborne Wind Power
As you get higher, the wind gets stronger. Harvesting just 1% of those high-altitude breezes could produce enough power for everyone on Earth. That’s what Sky Windpower aims to do. The San Diego company — founded by a scientist who got his start breaking codes during World War II — is designing flying wind turbines that could harness the jet stream. It’s the definition of high tech.
What TIME magazine didn’t know, mostly because the development team keeps a rather low profile ( while doing some rather cool engineering ) and is astounding. It is now known as BaseloadEnergy and no longer simply SKYwindpower. Some of the fundamental background on it’s inception as a concept is here: http://www.skywindpower.com/ww/index.htm but the real deal is in the hands of multiple world-class engineering teams and led by David Resnick of www.BaseloadEnergy.com
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