News Digest Item
11 Apr 2017

“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.

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