“E.ON invests millions in flying windmills”
German utility E.ON is looking for cheaper alternatives to conventional wind power turbines and has identified so-called airborne wind energy as a promising option, Franz Hubik writes in Handelsblatt. According to company sources, E.ON invests three million euros in this “possibly ground-breaking technology” and is preparing first test runs with Dutch airborne wind energy systems manufacturer Ampyx Power, Hubik writes. The technology resembles a kite that is tied to a rope and has a greater energy yield than conventional turbines at lower costs by harnessing wind in heights up to 450 meters, he explains.
Read the article in German here.
Find a press release by Ampy Power in English here.